In In re Accutane Litigation, No. 079958, 2018 WL 3636867 (Decided Aug. 1, 2018), the Supreme Court of New Jersey provided much-needed clarity regarding the admissibility of scientific evidence under the New Jersey Rules of Evidence. Although the state’s highest court stopped short of declaring New Jersey a “Daubert jurisdiction,”
In All the Way Towing, LLC v. Bucks County Int’l, Inc., (A066/67-17) (Decided January 24, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the Consumer Fraud Act’s (CFA) definition of “merchandise” should be liberally construed. It went on to hold that the definition extends to a customized tow truck.
Against the backdrop of a ballot question to force judges to pay more for their benefits, the New Jersey Supreme Court has approved amendments to the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey, which impose new ethics obligations on those New Jersey judges who begin to look
While new technology like e-mail and social media makes it easier for government officials to communicate with colleagues, it can also lead to inadvertent violations of the New Jersey’s Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA). As a result, many municipalities are amending their public meeting rules to specifically address electronic communications.
Legislative efforts to strengthen the state’s Open Public Meetings Act and the Open Public Records Act have met significant resistance from New Jersey municipalities. The amendments, proposed by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, are intended to update the New Jersey open records laws and bring them in line with
Democrats in New Jersey experienced their greatest loss since the defeat of Governor John Corzine in this month’s primary. Congressional redistricting resulted in a divisive Democratic Primary between two incumbent Congressmen in the 9th Congressional District and the expected loss of one Democratic member of Congress from the New Jersey
While many don’t give a second thought to the government census forms that arrive in their mailboxes every ten years, they have a profound effect on our political representation. Both congressional apportionment and redistricting must be undertaken after each U.S. census to reflect population changes over the past decade. In
For the second time in modern history, the Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected the Governor’s nominee to the New Jersey Supreme Court by a vote of 7-6 after a hearing lasting approximately five hours. New Jersey lawyer Bruce Harris would have made history as the court’s first openly gay member