Thursday, May 16, 2013
This special issue will address whether mediation should be part of a cure for workplace bullying, as well as other ADR related topics, such as the confidentiality of communications in mediation, and long-distance ADR over the Internet.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
In this special issue, we look at the new world of e-health — the application of medicine via the Internet, or health-care professionals communicating with patients online. What legal standards apply to these transactions?
Friday, April 19, 2013
Focus on the NLRB: board rulings concerning employees who discuss workplace issues on social media sites; and questions about the validity of three board-member appointments may affect the legitimacy of NLRB decisions since January 2012.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
On March 16, the U.S. Patent Office moved from a "first-to-invent" system to "first-inventor-to-file." This issue explores the challenges and implications of the transition. We also look at the "lead compound" theory in connection with structural obviousness determinations.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The results of the Law Journal's first venture into rating law firm litigation departments for excellence. Awards are given in general, commercial, employment, insurance, personal injury and product liability/mass tort litigation.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Are the courts becoming more lenient with regard to real estate transactions? From cases of lease renewals, to loan rescissions, to notices of intention to foreclose, courts are looking to equitable principles to resolve disputes.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The past year saw a continued resurgence in new partners at New Jersey firms, which, if not quite as robust as the year before, still held its own as an indicator that the firms are sanguine about expansion.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
N.J. environmental attorneys can readily transfer their knowledge and acumen to matters in N.Y. However, it is best to be aware of the differences in the institutional framework they will be up against, and the N.Y. statutes and regulations.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Looking out for the health and safety of our elderly loved ones: navigating long-term care regulations, understanding the difference between assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and monitoring the treatment residents receive.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Law Journal's annual survey of New Jersey automobile insurance. This year, the Department of Banking and Insurance adopted new PIP regulations addressing assignment of benefits and duties, on-the-paper hearings and internal appeals, among other subjects.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
An exploration of issues facing bankruptcy litigators, including forum shopping, jurisdictional requirements, and special concerns that arise when a nonprofit becomes entwined in the bankruptcy process.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
In an attempt to assist with resolving the foreclosure crisis, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law an act permitting lenders to file a summary action to expedite the foreclosure process if the property at issue is deemed vacant and abandoned residential property.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
An update on how New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been fine-tuning their approaches to damages in legal malpractice cases. Also, important reminders and pointers for avoiding malpractice.
Friday, December 21, 2012
In this special supplement, we consider estate planning in the modern age: the fate of a decedent's online identity, digitally stored assets, emails and the like. Also, planning for the new, not-so-traditional American family.
Friday, December 14, 2012
N.J. is a favorite venue among plaintiffs in nationwide consumer fraud class actions. But most N.J. courts now apply the law of the state where the product was purchased, which may present a barrier to class certification. Also in this issue, we focus on pharma: the First Amendment and pharmaceutical marketing materials, and design defect claims against generic drugs.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
There has been a sea change in the political environment around immigration reform, since the presidential election, which is likely to ensure stability for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. U.S. employers will have to address how DACA affects them.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There is no strict definition of what qualifies as a "green" product, and companies are able to confuse or mislead consumers regarding the purported environmental benefits of their products. This practice is called "greenwashing," and it is becoming more and more prevalent. This supplement explores potential solutions to this problem.
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