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NJ College Cannot Rely on FBI as Reason for not Complying with Open Public Records Act Request

Published: Aug 31, 2019 | Last modified: Aug 31, 2019
In a precedential opinion issued on August 14, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a New Jersey college is responsible for paying legal fees due to its failure to comply with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Golden v. NJIT, Case No. 18-31...

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Bridgegate Appeal

Published: Jun 28, 2019 | Last modified: Jun 28, 2019
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review the criminal case against Bridget Kelly, a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christi convicted of helping to orchestrate a temporary shut down of several approaching lanes of the George Washington Bridge in 2013, in what became known...

New Jersey Federal Courts Face Substantial Backlog in Civil Cases

Published: Jun 26, 2019 | Last modified: Jun 26, 2019
As reported in NJ.com, the federal courts in the District of New Jersey continue to face a shortage of judges needed to handle the thousands of civil case filings. The full article appears here. ...

Partner Glenn Reiser prevails on Dismissing Federal Court Action for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction

Published: Mar 28, 2019 | Last modified: May 9, 2019
In a decision issued on March 25, 2019, a federal court judge in New Jersey dismissed a Complaint that was brought against our client due to lack of personal jurisdiction. The plaintiff unsuccessfully argued application of the doctrine of piercing the corporate veil in order to justify su...

US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear NJ Sports Betting Case

Published: Jun 28, 2017 | Last modified: May 15, 2018
Should the federal government be able to prohibit states from legalizing sports betting? On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide that question in its next term. The eventual answer could radically change the availability of sports betting platforms in the U.S. ...

Supreme Court Allows Sports Betting in New Jersey

Published: May 14, 2018 | Last modified: May 14, 2018
In a landmark decision issued on May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a federal law that provided a monopoly to Nevada in the sports betting industry, paving the way for New Jersey to proceed forward with legislation to permit legalized sports betting in...

Prudential Insurance Accuses Philadelphia Bank of Trademark Infringement

Published: Mar 24, 2018 | Last modified: Mar 26, 2018
Is a bank in Philadelphia known as Prudential Bank infringing on the trademark of New Jersey insurance giant Prudential Insurance Company? That is the question raised by Prudential Insurance's Complaint filed on March 20, 2018 in the United States District Court for the District of New ...

Third Circuit Says Delaware Law Permits Action Against New Jersey Debt Collector

Published: Jan 6, 2018 | Last modified: Jan 6, 2018
In this potential class action lawsuit, a consumer (Panico) residing outside of the State of Delaware signed a contract with MBNA Bank of America ("MBNA") that contained a choice-of-law provision specifying application of Delaware state law to their debtor-creditor relationship. Delaware ...

A Single Unsolicited Robo Call is Actionable Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Published: Jul 12, 2017 | Last modified: Jul 12, 2017
It is rather common these days to be bombarded by multiple unsolicited robo calls made to a cell phone. Sometimes though, enough is enough. In a victory for consumers, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a District Judge's decision to dismiss a Complaint filed by an indiv...

Sometimes a Tax Return is not a Tax Return When Attempting to Discharge Tax Debts in Bankruptcy

Published: Jun 3, 2017 | Last modified: Jun 3, 2017
Can an income tax return filed after the IRS has assessed the taxpayer's liability be discharged in bankruptcy? One of the hallmarks of the United States Bankruptcy Code is to afford individuals with a "fresh start" by granting a discharge of pre-bankruptcy debts. However, not all pre-b...
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