New Jersey

Criminal Justice

Autistic teen who accepted dare to jump into frigid water made his own choice, defense lawyer says

Consumer Law

Law firm to pay $1M to settle CFPB action over debt-collection practices

Legal Ethics

Lawyers accused of using paralegal to friend litigant on Facebook are facing ethics probe

Judiciary

Judge’s comment about ‘always’ imposing 60-year murder sentences requires resentencing, court says

Immigration Law

Feds set up fake university, charge 21 brokers, recruiters and employers in visa-fraud sting

Legal Ethics

F-word settlement refusal doesn’t require tossing lawyer from case, federal judge rules

Legislation & Lobbying

Lawmaker seeks to make texting while crossing street a crime punishable by $50 fine and jail time

White-Collar Crime

Ex-lawyer gets 3 years in theft and UPL case; judge blasts ‘disingenuous’ child-support excuse

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer faces federal fraud case in claimed $7M straw-purchaser auto loan scheme

Criminal Justice

Legal luminaries join family in seeking new probe of claimed murder-suicide by attorney

White-Collar Crime

Former general counsel gets 18 months for stealing $2.6M from company account

Evidence

Family says prominent lawyer was murdered, and did not kill his wife

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is accused of fondling undercover detective

Labor & Employment

New York Jets will pay cheerleaders $324K to settle wage lawsuit

Evidence

Educating jurors on eyewitness reliability may backfire, study suggests

Criminal Justice

Lawyer turns down no-prison plea deal, goes on trial in attempted murder case

Trials & Litigation

Woman is sued for writing ‘bum’ and ‘loser’ on memo line of alimony checks to her ex-husband

Law Firms

Judge allows defamation claim against lawyer who admitted drinking and emailing

Family Law

Judge settles dispute over whether a child can call a stepparent ‘Mom’

Legal Ethics

New Jersey lawyer suspended for 1 year over large unsecured loan from client