♦ Winners…

  • BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
    An ex-worker’s disability-bias suit was properly dismissed because the board is entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity, the Third Circuit says.
     
  • NEW JERSEY
    The state’s breach-of-contract suit against Merrill Lynch over a $300M pension-fund investment survives a summary judgment motion in Hudson County court.
     
  • NOVARTIS
    A federal judge in Camden throws out fraud claims in a suit over blueberry crops allegedly killed by the company’s pesticide, finding them subsumed by product-liability claims.

… & Losers ♦

  • REP. ROBERT ANDREWS
    The House Ethics Committee finds substantial reason to believe he dipped into campaign funds to pay personal expenses.

  • HACHETTE, HARPERCOLLINS, SIMON & SHUSTER
    They will pay $69 million to N.J. and 53 other states, districts and territories to settle e-book price-fixing allegations.
     
  • RAYMOND T. ROCHE
    Because of his ‘inexcusable’ strategy of filing complaints at the last minute, the lawyer gets a censure, rather than a reprimand, for client neglect.