New Jersey

Law Firms

Two BigLaw firms paid $5.75M to partner’s fake companies, prosecutors allege

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is reprimanded for lying about appeal; client repeated assertion in TV interview

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor defends gun possession arrest of man who can’t use his arms

Animal Law

Lawmakers say piercings and tattoos are for people, not pets

Celebrities

‘Real Housewives’ star files $5M suit against her bankruptcy lawyer, blames him for prison sentence

Consumer Law

Suit smells something amiss with unscented deodorant

Trials & Litigation

Man who fell out of reclining chair during deposition loses negligence case against law firm

Family Law

Judge orders parents to pay estranged daughter’s $16K annual college tuition

Evidence

‘Hunters’ targeted lawyer as ‘prey’ in fatal carjacking at upscale mall, retired detective says

First Amendment

New Jersey supremes consider law banning habitual profanity in front of minors

Judiciary

Retired judge claims courthouse asbestos gave him cancer

Elder Law

Elder law attorney accused of stealing from clients and estates takes plea, will forfeit $3M

National Pulse

Losing to the Spread: New Jersey suffers a setback in its bid for a sports gambling law

Entertainment & Sports Law

Leagues win a restraining order against NJ racetrack that wanted to allow sports gambling

White-Collar Crime

Duped by lawyer’s faked suits, attorney who operated litigation funding firm loaned her $400K

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor’s ‘bizarre behavior’ is cited in overturned conviction

Legal Ethics

Church-group dinners with indicted sewage official bring ethics trouble for two judges

Law Firms

Well-known firm is growing again, will acquire 17-lawyer tech boutique

Judiciary

No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

Entertainment & Sports Law

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson says sorry for hurting son, 4, in latest incident to test new NFL policy