New Jersey

852 ABA Journal New Jersey articles.

N.J. Fee Arbitrations Remain Secret

The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to adopt a rule that would let parties talk publicly about attorney fee arbitrations.

The state Professional Responsibility Rules Committee had recommended that…

3rd Circuit Nominee a Surprise

One of President Bush’s four recent nominees to federal appeals courts faces an uphill battle because of concerns expressed by two Democratic home-state senators.

Bush nominated Shalom Stone to the…

Panel Urges Censure for N.J. Justice

Censure is appropriate for a New Jersey Supreme Court justice who interceded in a case against a youth accused of bullying his son, according to the state’s Advisory Committee on…

Suit Spurs Gov. to Quit E-mail

New Jersey’s governor won’t be using e-mail following a lawsuit seeking messages he exchanged with a state union president.

Gov. Jon Corzine claims the messages are shielded by executive privilege,…

Case Over for NJ Man Jailed 22 Years

A New Jersey man jailed for 22 years after being convicted of murdering his former girlfriend’s two children has been freed and will not face new charges after a DNA…

Fearful Witnesses Protect Gangs

Police fighting gang crimes in Trenton, N.J., are stymied by witnesses who are too afraid to come forward.

At least 20 people were present during a gang gunfight more than…

Opinion Opens Door to MDP

A New Jersey ethics opinion gives a boost to law firms that invest in outside businesses.

The private opinion, made public in the July 2 edition of New Jersey Lawyer,…

Civil Union Law Lacks Clout

Same-sex couples who got hitched under a New Jersey civil-unions law are running into roadblocks that bar them from getting the same benefits as married couples.

A survey by the…

N.J. Chief Justice Confirmed

The New Jersey Senate has approved a new chief justice and attorney general.

Stuart Rabner will leave his job as attorney general to head the state’s top court and Anne…

N.J. Lawyer Accused in Accident Scheme

A New Jersey personal injury lawyer and his law firm face charges that they sought insurance payments for a phony car accident.

The indictment accuses Irwin Seligsohn and his West…

N.J. AG Nominee Has Prosecution Credentials

A woman who helped win some of the first convictions under laws intended to protect human trafficking victims will attend hearings today on her nomination to become New Jersey’s attorney…

Lone N.J. Juror Can Decide Retardation

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a defendant may not receive a death sentence if at least one juror finds he is mentally retarded.

The court said the…

Second Lead-Paint Suit Fails

State supreme courts handed paint manufacturers two victories this week in lawsuits seeking cleanup costs for lead paint used before it was banned as a health hazard in 1978.

Today…

Seizure of Unproductive Land Blocked

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled today that local governments may not seize land merely because it is unproductive and could be put to better use.

The court said the…

Lawyer Failure Helps N.J. Death-Row Inmate

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a black death-row inmate because his lawyers and the trial judge failed to pursue a juror’s potential bias.

The…

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