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On October 4, 2017, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in a 5-1 decision, issued an opinion concerning class action claims under New Jersey’s Truth In Consumer Contract and Warranty Notice Act (TCCWNA) and Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). In Dugan, et al. v. TGI Fridays, Inc., et al., , a consolidated ...

If your child has reached the teenage years, you may already feel as though you are losing control of his or her life. This is legally true once your child reaches the age of 18 as this is the age the state considers your child to be an adult with the legal right to govern his or her own life.

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A judgment issued by the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 22, 2017 could have significant ramifications for the U.S. solar industry. In a unanimous decision, the Commission found that solar cell imports are causing serious injury to the domestic solar cell market. The ...

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) announced that the minimum wage will increase 16 cents from $8.44 per hour to $8.60 per hour on January 1, 2018.  Minimum wage increases are tied to a constitutional amendment that voters approved ...

After one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in United States history, three Equifax Inc. executives have been accused of what essentially amounts to insider trading.

Keeping up with the trend of state governments taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity, on August 17, 2017, Governor John Carney of Delaware signed into law a bill creating more stringent notification requirements on companies doing business in Delaware in the event of a data breach.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in City Select Auto Sales v. BMW Bank of North America, Case No. 15-3931, wherein it found that sworn affidavits on behalf of plaintiffs may, under certain conditions, satisfy the Third Circuit’s ...

On July 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9 (revision date 07/17/17).  The form can be found at I-9 Central, and used immediately.  The old form (revision date 11/14/2016) can still be utilized until September 17, 2017, with the new form becoming ...

On the last day of its term this year, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in CalPERS v. ANZ Securities, Inc., et al., Case No. 16-373, involving the impact of a putative class action on the statute of repose/limitations for prospective class members. 

In a 5-4 decision, the ...

In two unrelated cases, New Jersey courts made the point that jurisdiction will extend to hackers who have no connection with the state other than an intention to harm its residents.

In Christie v. Nat’l Inst. for Newman Studies, U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson determined that the court ...

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