12/13/11 – A study prepared for the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance (NJLRA) finds 40 percent of south Jersey businesses say they were threatened with litigation in the past five years. A quarter of south Jersey businesses were actually sued during that period.Read More »
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10/28/11 – If New Jersey follows states like Texas and South Carolina in reforming its tort laws, the New Jersey Law Reform Association said, thousands of jobs can be created.
According to a study funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform, if New Jersey reduced tort activity in its courts, it could reduce litigation spending up to $1.7 billion, and between 35,000 and 94,000 jobs could be created.Read More »
WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey could save up to $1.7 billion in tort costs and create between 35,000 and 94,000 new jobs by improving its legal environment, according to a working paper released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR).
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Ocean City will pay a deputy fire chief more than $200,000 to end his lawsuit against the city.
In a confidential agreement signed Sept. 29, Mark McCulley accepted a $115,000 settlement to dismiss his complaints against the Ocean City Fire Department for wrongful suspensions issued for what the city called “misappropriating funds.”Read More »
A recent decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court has the potential to decimate the hospitality industry, Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan said Wednesday.
Cryan made the remarks at the Fall Membership Luncheon held by the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, a group that has been highly critical of the decision.Read More »
“…I would say he has done some good work in the area of tort reform, which is something we have to take a look at it New Jersey.”Read More »
Warren Township previously ranked in CNNMoney.com as one of the best places to live in the United States. The fact that a single judgment can absorb an eighth of its entire budget, however, threatens that status and its budgetary priorities. Schools are a legitimate beneficiary of municipal taxes. Lawyers’ fees and mishandling should not be given the same resources.Read More »
Our civil justice system wasn’t intended to offer financial incentives for irresponsible behavior – especially when it’s restaurateurs and consumers who are being forced to subsidize the court’s interpretation of the law.Read More »
The case stems from a 2006 incident in which an Ocean County man crashed his motorcycle into a car and injured himself. He pled guilty to a DWI charge but later filed a lawsuit against Tiffany’s Restaurant in Toms River, where he had consumed alcohol, for the injuries he sustained while driving drunk.Read More »