A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of March 12-18.
On Wednesday, March 16, President Obama nominated Merrick B. Garland to the United States Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last month. Click here for our round-up of some of the better news articles on Garland and what is expected to be a contentious confirmation process.
Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal
The viability of a putative class suit against T.G.I. Friday’s for failing to disclose beverage prices on its menu depends on whether the lead plaintiff bought his drink at the behest of his lawyers, a federal judge has ruled.
Perry Cooper | Bloomberg BNA
The proper method for determining attorneys’ fees for class counsel in low-value consumer settlements will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court if one high-profile objector gets his way.
Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Gov. Chris Christie’s office has fired the latest shot in the governor’s recently renewed spat with state Senate President Stephen Sweeney over filling a six-year vacancy on New Jersey’s highest court.
Khushubu Shah | First We Feast
There’s no doubt that a few bottles of wine have helped many an estranged spouse get through a divorce, especially one that is public and high profile. However, seeking a multi-thousand-dollar wine budget to help you ease your sorrows and rear your child is questionable, to say the least.