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To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate (Commercial Disputes)

Last October, a Philadelphia jury awarded $8 billion (that’s with a “b”) in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson arising out of the drug manufacturer’s failure to warn boys who took the drug Risperdal that they could develop female breast tissue as a result. The specter of such ...

On December 10, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Rotkiske v. Klemm, an appeal from the Third Circuit concerning the statute of limitations for claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Supreme Court reviewed and affirmed the Third Circuit’s ...

New Jersey Contractors Should Keep a Leery Eye on Developing Debarment Law in New York

New Jersey contractors have cause to be concerned about a draconian debarment law in New York that, if it withstands a court challenge, could become a model for other states.

In April 2019, New York passed a law that, along with related regulations passed in June, require the Metropolitan ...

What Subcontractors Need to Know When a Construction Contractor Files Bankruptcy

With the recent bankruptcy filing by Hollister Construction Company, subcontractors and suppliers are faced with questions regarding the filing of construction liens. Many believe that the filing or foreclosure of a construction lien is not impacted by a general contractor’s ...

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