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Materially and Substantively Modifying Online Articles Restarts the Clock in NJ Defamation Claims

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held, in Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, that New Jersey’s one-year statute of limitations for defamation claims restarts if an online article’s author materially...more

New Jersey Decision Could Slow TCCWNA Actions

In a victory for defendants, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff must suffer actual harm from an allegedly unlawful provision in a contract or notice to be an “aggrieved” party under the state’s Truth in...more

The New Jersey Supreme Court Deals a Significant Blow to TCCWNA Claims

by K&L Gates LLP on

The New Jersey Supreme Court has spoken: a plaintiff suing for a violation of New Jersey’s Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) must have suffered an actual injury - but not necessarily a monetary one -...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Limits Scope of Consumer Protection Statute

by Genova Burns LLC on

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued an important decision on the scope of the New Jersey consumer protection statute called the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act or TCCWNA. The two class action matters...more

New York Insurance Law: Under Construction

Imagine you hired a general contractor to renovate the master bathroom of your home. The general contractor hired a subcontractor to do the plumbing work, but the subcontractor botched the job, resulting in a massive leak...more

With Some Progress in 2017, Where Does TCCWNA Head in 2018?

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• State and federal courts in New Jersey continue to review carefully how far the Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) should be extrapolated in order to sustain claims with no adverse impact or...more

Standing Still: Fan Gets Second Chance to Bring Precarious NY/NJ Super Bowl Ticket Case

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Recently, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals turned the switch on a fan’s seemingly dormant class action suit against the National Football League concerning its 2014 Super Bowl Ticket Distribution Policy, which limited...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Announces Last Call for TCCWNA Happy Hour

by Proskauer - Advertising Law on

In recent years, creative plaintiff-side class action attorneys in New Jersey have attempted to seek relief under the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”), which allows for $100 in statutory damages...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Grants Leave For Oral Argument On Behalf Of Amici Curiae Trade Associations In Multicounty Litigation In...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The New Jersey Supreme Court has granted leave for McCarter to argue on behalf of amici curiae HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey,...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Holds that Consumers Cannot Pursue Class Action Claims Against TGI Fridays for Inflated Drink Prices, But...

by Genova Burns LLC on

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision on two consumer class actions under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (“TCCWNA”). In two separate cases,...more

Selling Consumer Products in the States: Focus New Jersey

On October 4th, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc. __ N.J. __ (2017). The opinion...provides a good summary of the most recent law governing class certification in New...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Reminder – Don’t Forget about the Corporate Practice of Medicine

A New Jersey Supreme Court case earlier this summer has New Jersey lawyers re-examining their clients’ business structures under the State’s corporate practice of medicine doctrine....more

New Jersey Supreme Court Says Salary Step Increments are Negotiable, but Avoids Dynamic Status Quo Issue

by Genova Burns LLC on

In a highly anticipated decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that the issue of salary step increments is a mandatorily negotiable term and condition of employment. However, the Court did not decide whether New Jersey’s...more

Stretching Sovereign Immunity: The New Jersey High Court Immunizes the State from New Jersey Spill Act Liability for Pre-1977...

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in NL Industries, Inc. v. State of New Jersey will frustrate the equitable allocation of cleanup costs at sites involving pre-1977 discharges where the State would...more

An Empty Seat at the Table: Sovereign Immunity Bars Pre-Spill Act Liability

by Cole Schotz on

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified in NL Industries, Inc. v. State of New Jersey, (A-44-15) (March 27, 2017), that the State of New Jersey retains its sovereign immunity under the New Jersey Spill...more

N.J. Supreme Court Finds Material Breach by Company That Knowingly Refused to Cooperate with Arbitration Demands Filed in...

by Genova Burns LLC on

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that a company’s refusal to cooperate with plaintiffs’ arbitration demands was a material breach of their arbitration agreement, which barred the company from later compelling...more

New Jersey Says Non-Payment Of Arbitration Fees is Breach of Agreement

The New Jersey Supreme Court refused to allow a respondent to benefit from its refusal to pay arbitration fees in Roach v. BM Motoring, LLC, 2017 WL 931430 (NJ March 9, 2017)....more

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Member Expulsion under LLC Act

One of the features of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (RULLCA) that has been adopted in Minnesota and many other states is that it allows for an LLC to expel a member by judicial order under certain...more

New Jersey Supreme Court Adopts the Substantial-Interest Test for Statute of Limitations Choice of Law

by Goodwin on

On January 24, the New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the substantial-interest test to determine choice-of-law questions in the application of statutes of limitations. New Jersey’s statute of limitations applies if (1) New...more

Proposed New Jersey Law Takes Aim at Mandatory Arbitration

Assembly Bill A-3064, which the New Jersey Assembly passed on October 20, 2016, will come up for consideration in the Senate this year. If the Senate passes and the Governor signs A-3064, no company that wants to do business...more

Top 10 Business Divorce Cases of 2016

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

I’m pleased to present my 9th annual list of this past year’s ten most significant business divorce cases. The list includes important appellate rulings by the First and Second Departments on dissolution of foreign business...more

Court “Un-Laches” Backdoor Defense to Spill Act?

by Cole Schotz on

After the NJ Supreme Court Finally Closed the Door on The Statute of Limitations Defense To NJ Spill Act Contribution Claims, Laches Emerges as a Possible Backdoor Defense. The Bergen County Superior Court issued a...more

New Jersey Supreme Court “Plants the Seeds” for Increase in “Garden Variety” Emotional Distress Jury Awards

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New Jersey employers were dealt an “emotional” blow when the New Jersey Supreme Court, in Cuevas v. Wentworth Group, affirmed a trial court’s denial of an employer’s request for remittitur of the...more

New Jersey Senate Approves Legislation Extending Unemployment Benefits to Striking Workers

Under current New Jersey law, most individuals who are unemployed due to a stoppage of work are disqualified from unemployment benefits. While the New Jersey Supreme Court held that strikers are entitled to unemployment...more

Subcontractor Exception Torpedoes Insurers’ Defense To Faulty Workmanship Claim

by Carlton Fields on

As this blog has reported, a line of cases deciding coverage disputes over faulty workmanship runs against (or, at least, around) a basic rule for interpreting insurance policies. Under that rule, the scope of coverage is...more

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