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7 New Jersey Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Gay Marriage
Posted on 1 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Seven gay couples and many of their children filed a lawsuit Wednesday to demand New Jersey recognize gay marriage, saying it's the only way to solve inequities created by the state's four-year-old civil union law. New Jersey... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Pa. Woman At N.J. Shore
Posted on 17 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEA ISLE CITY N.J. - (AP) The parents of a Pennsylvania woman who died shortly after attending a "Polar Bear Plunge" charity event in southern New Jersey two years ago have sued the city where it was held and the group that organized it. Full... Read More

ACLU Sues In New Jersey Over FBI Ethnic Data Collection
Posted on 5 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit in New Jersey Wednesday over the FBI's collection of racial and ethnic data in local communities. In the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, the ACLU said... Read More

New Jersey Suburb Sued Over Denial Of Mosque Proposal
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) An Islamic group has sued a suburban town it says engaged in religious discrimination by abruptly changing zoning regulations to prevent the opening of a mosque. Members of the Al Falah Center and local residents filed suit Tuesday... Read More

High Court To Hear New Jersey Man's Appeal Over Strip Searches
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear the case of a man who claims that strip searches in two New Jersey jails violated his constitutional rights. Albert Florence was searched twice in seven days after he was arrested on a... Read More

AstraZeneca Paying $68.5 Million In Seroquel Settlement
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) AstraZeneca will pay $68.5 million as part of a multistate settlement over allegations that the drug developer promoted its blockbuster psychiatric drug Seroquel for insomnia, Alzheimer's and other unapproved uses. The New... Read More

Govt. Sues Tax Preparers In 5 states On Tax Credits
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Justice Department says it has sued seven tax preparers in five states to stop them from fraudulently claiming tax credits for first-time homebuyer and earned-income. The department also has obtained an indictment of a Philadelphia... Read More

New Jersey Doctors' Group Suing To Block Health Care Law
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEWARK, N.J. - (AP) A federal appeals court hearing arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of last year's U.S. health reform law focused primarily on whether plaintiffs need to demonstrate they are suffering economic harm... Read More

New Jersey Transgender Man Sues Over Drug Center Firing
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HADDONFIELD, N.J. - (AP) A transsexual man has sued the drug-treatment center where he worked, claiming it discriminated against him when it fired him from a job that only a man is allowed to do: watching men urinate. Experts believe El'Jai Devoureau's... Read More

Roche Wins 2 Accutane Cases In N.J. State Court But Faces $18M Verdict In 2 Others
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 by Tom Moylan

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey state court jury on June 29 issued a split decision in four Accutane injury cases, finding in two that defendant Hoffman-La Roche's failure to adequately warn of the risk of inflammatory bowel disease... Read More

GM, EPA Reach $23.79 Million Agreement On Superfund Cleanup Costs
Posted on 31 Jan 2012 by James Cordrey

NEW YORK - (Mealey's) The liquidation company for bankrupt General Motors Corp. on Jan. 30 reached a $23.79 million settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve environmental liabilities related to Superfund sites in three states... Read More

Merck Settles All NuvaRing Birth Control Injury Cases For $100 Million
Posted on 7 Feb 2014 by Tom Moylan

HACKENSACK, N.J. — (Mealey’s) Merck & Co. subsidiary Organon has agreed to a $100 million nationwide settlement of all claims alleging blood clot injuries from the NuvaRing contraceptive device, according to a master settlement agreement... Read More

Government Urges Dismissal Of Carbon Dioxide Lawsuits
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced... Read More

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules That Rap Lyrics Can’t Be Used To Prove Artist’s Intent To Commit Crime
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

“Yo, look in my eyes. You can see death comin' quick. Look in my palms, you can see what I'm gunnin' with.” These were among the words read to a New Jersey jury during Vonte Skinner’s criminal trial stemming from a drug deal... Read More