On Thursday, September 7 at noon, we are hosting a policy teleforum with Ted Frank, the attorney whose objection to the Subway “Footlong” settlement convinced the court to throw out this ridiculous lawsuit. Continue reading
We have seen an explosion in the number of Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) lawsuits and demand letters over the past couple of years. While many businesses settle such suits so they can focus on the business of doing business rather than spending a bunch of money on litigation, a few intrepid companies have fought the claims brought against them. Continue reading
Last Monday we held a policy teleforum on DeMarco v. Stoddard, a medical malpractice case that has the potential to upend New Jersey’s malpractice insurance market. During the call, Shalom D. Stone of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, the author of NJCJI’s amicus brief in the case, provided an overview of the issues in the case and analysis of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s oral arguments, which were held on April 27.
On Monday, May 4 at noon, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is holding a policy teleforum on DeMarco v. Stoddard, a medical malpractice case that has the potential to upend New Jersey’s malpractice insurance market. The featured speaker will be Shalom D. Stone of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, the author of NJCJI’s amicus brief in this case. Continue reading
Over the last year we have seen an unprecedented number of Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) lawsuits filed in New Jersey courts. This consumer protection law has been on the books for years, but has been the subject of few lawsuits until recently. So what is driving the sudden uptick in TCCWNA cases? And who is really benefiting from the surge in litigation? These are just a couple of the questions explored during the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s most recent policy teleforum. Continue reading
On June 18, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute held a policy teleforum on the Third Circuit’s recent ruling in Carrera v. Bayer, which has the potential to curtail consumer class action litigation of dubious value. Jessica Miller, a partner at Skadden who co-authored an amicus brief in the Carrera case that the 3rd Circuit found persuasive, gave call participants an overview of the decision and then outlined some of the implications of the case. Continue reading
The U.S. Supreme Court recently released a pair of opinions that could reduce the growing number of abusive claims filed by so-called patent trolls. Together, these decisions expand the availability of attorney’s fees for prevailing parties and increase federal district courts’ discretion in awarding fees.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Expedited Civil Actions has released its recommendations for speeding the resolution of civil actions in state courts. The report recommends the court approve a mandatory pilot program for all Track 1 and Track 2 cases (which include property and contract disputes and insurance suits) that focuses on streamlining pre-trial procedures and limiting some in-court proceedings.
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is hosting a teleforum on the report with Supreme Court Committee member Russell Deyo, the retired Vice President and General Counsel of Johnson & Johnson. The call will be held on Wednesday, May 21 from 11:00 AM to noon.
If you are interested in joining the call, please email NJCJI’s Director of Public Affairs, Emily Kelchen, for the call-in information.