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Judge orders woman to take down anti-Biden signs using the F-word

A municipal court judge in New Jersey has ordered a homeowner in Roselle Park, New Jersey, to take down political signs using the F-word after concluding that they violated a borough ordinance that bans the display of obscene material.

Afternoon Briefs: Internet research is costly for juror; bar dues claim partly resurrected

Federal juror’s internet research cost over $11K

A federal judge in New Jersey has held a juror in contempt and fined him more than $11,000 for conducting internet research on…

Remote practice from home in Florida isn’t unauthorized practice, advisory opinion says

A New Jersey lawyer’s remote practice from his home in Florida does not constitute the unlicensed practice of law in Florida, according to an advisory ethics opinion approved May 20 by the Florida Supreme Court.

Former New Jersey judge who aimed to increase diversity on the bench dies at 75

A former New Jersey judge who helped create an organization to address the needs of Black students, graduates and practicing attorneys after the Newark, New Jersey, riots in the late 1960s has died.

Law firm can sue competitor for allegedly using case runners to poach clients, appeals court says

A New York appeals court is allowing a personal injury law firm to pursue a tortious interference claim against competitors who allegedly used case runners to poach its clients.

Law student who quoted from opinion, including its racial slur, finds herself at center of controversy

A first-year law student who used the N-word when quoting a legal opinion that used the racial epithet is said to be distraught over the controversy that followed. She has also hired a lawyer. The incident happened in October at the Rutgers Law School.

Afternoon Briefs: ABA president comments on Law Day rule-of-law theme; virtual grand juries upheld

ABA president notes significance of Law Day theme

ABA President Patricia Lee Refo said this year’s Law Day theme—“Advancing the Rule of Law Now”—is particularly significant considering last year’s events.…

Lawyer wrongly cited golden rule, court says in overturning $1.1M verdict in suit against Fetty Wap label

A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a $1.1 million verdict against the record label for rapper Fetty Wap partly because the plaintiff’s lawyer asked jurors to put themselves in his client’s shoes when awarding damages.

Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

Go-to law schools are named

Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the…

Short-handed New Jersey federal courts have 6 vacancies and a huge case backlog

New Jersey federal courts are “in the throes of a crisis” as judicial vacancies have gone unfilled, trials have been delayed and cases are piling up, according to the New York Times.

In growing trend, suits seek to hold motel operators liable for human trafficking

A lawsuit filed against the operators of several New Jersey motels is part of a growing trend to hold the hospitality industry liable for human trafficking at its properties.

Illinois will end cash bail, require police body cameras in criminal justice overhaul signed by governor

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law an overhaul of the criminal justice system, saying the reforms are a substantial step toward dismantling systemic racism.

Afternoon Briefs: Gunman had file on SCOTUS justice, judge says; state AG charged in fatal crash

Gunman apparently targeted this SCOTUS justice, judge says

Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, the gunman who killed the son of U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of the District…

State supreme court allows defendants to challenge prolonged detention caused by pandemic trial delays

Defendants in New Jersey who face prolonged incarceration because of the suspension of jury trials can apply to reopen their detention hearings, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Judge admits she presided in court while ineligible to practice law

A part-time municipal judge in New Jersey has acknowledged that she presided in trials and represented clients while ineligible to practice law.

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