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Supreme Court Issues Decision in Accutane Litigation

By Matheu D. Nunn, Esq. If you ever pondered why drug companies continue to maintain their corporate headquarters in New Jersey, perhaps the Supreme Court’s recent “Accutane” decision may shed some light. On October 3, the New Jersey Supreme Court (Justice Albin authoring the Opinion) issued a 70-page Opinion that involved 532 plaintiffs who used

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NJ High Court Tackles Super Bowl Ticket Sales

By Stanley J. Zator, Esq. On September 27, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Finkelman v. National Football League, et al. (A-38-17) to determine whether the NFL’s practice of selling only 1 percent of its 2014 Super Bowl tickets to the general public via a lottery system violated

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N.J. Appellate Division Outlines Public Policy Limits on Employment Based Arbitration Agreements

By Alex Lee, Esq. In two recent decisions both decided on August 23, 2018, the Appellate Division simultaneously confirmed the broad deference New Jersey courts give to Arbitration Agreements in the employment context, while also marking limitations as to how far even a clear agreement by the parties may extend when involving restrictions on essential

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Unmarried Same-sex Partner Allowed to Sue for Emotional Distress After Witnessing the Death of her Partner’s Biological Child

By Thomas F. Dorn, Jr. On August 17, 2018, in an opinion approved for publication, the Appellate Division in Moreland v. Parks (A-4754-16T4) held that a plaintiff in a same-sex relationship who witnessed the biological child of her partner die from being struck by a motor vehicle can pursue a claim for bystander negligent infliction

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