New Jersey

New Jersey is ranked #41 in the 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping three positions from 2015. The state ranked 43rd in the key element category of damages, and 44th in proportional discovery. 

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Orange Juice Decision Shows the True Silliness of Many Food Lawsuits

January 30, 2018 | News and Blog

Last week, a New Jersey judge "squeezed out" lawsuits in multidistrict litigation alleging that Tropicana falsely represented its orange juice as "all-natural." The orange juice pun might be silly, but food litigation continues to serve a serious portion of stress and confusion-costing businesses time and money. Read More »

Abuse of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Just Keeps Getting Worse

January 22, 2018 | News and Blog

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was designed to protect Americans from the annoying robocalls that no one wants or asks for. But when people are using the law to get on the phone, it's clear that it's time to fix it. Read More »

New Jersey Enacts Foreign Judgment Recognition Reform Law

January 16, 2018 | News and Blog

On Monday, New Jersey enacted a law to ensure that its courts do not enforce fraudulent or abusive legal judgments made by foreign courts. Read More »

Survey: New Jersey's Lawsuit Climate Ranking Hits All-Time Low

September 12, 2017 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In its worst showing ever, New Jersey's lawsuit climate ranked number 41 out of 50 in a new national survey released today by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). In 2006, New Jersey ranked number 25 in the same survey. Read More »

In the News Today - June 1, 2017

June 01, 2017 | News and Blog

A New Jersey resident, Jan Konopca, has filed "at least 31 cases in [New Jersey] based on phone calls that – far from being unwanted – were actively sought after by Mr. Konopca in his capacity as a serial, professional TCPA plaintiff," according to a letter from Comcast to U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Arpert. Read More »

The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

Author: Cary Silverman and James Muehlberger, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. | February 24, 2017 | Research

This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation. Read More »

Talc Suits Thrown Out Based on Weak Expert Testimony

February 06, 2017 | News and Blog

Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson excluded testimony in two talcum powder cases finding that the "expert evidence" provided was inadequate, according to the New Jersey Law Journal. Read More »

Spokeo Impact Remains to be seen as Lawsuits over New Jersey's Consumer Protection Law Advance

October 05, 2016 | News and Blog

Myriad class action lawsuits brought under New Jersey's Truth-in-Consumer, Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) could be called into question because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Spokeo, Inc v. Robins that plaintiffs must prove concrete harm. Read More »

In the News Today - September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 | News and Blog

New Jersey Spotlight highlights the state's 38th ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey as its "Daily Number." The article reports, "That isn't bad news, it's bad business: 75 percent of U.S. companies indicated that a state's legal environment affects important business decisions, like where to relocate or expand." Read More »

NJ Judge Tosses Two Talc Suits, Citing Lack of 'Sufficient Scientific Proof'

September 06, 2016 | News and Blog

A New Jersey judge has tossed two suits alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products caused the plaintiffs to develop ovarian cancer, holding that the plaintiffs' "experts didn't offer sufficient scientific proof establishing the connection between talc and the disease." Read More »

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