♦ Winners

  • PROBLEM GAMBLERS
    The state attorney general makes it easier for them to place themselves on the casino self-exclusion list.
  • NICHOLAS SACCO
    An ethics panel dismisses a harassment complaint against the Hudson County senator, saying it was filed too late.
  • SCHINDLER ELEVATOR & ESCALATOR CORP.
    Finding verdict-sheet errors, an appeals court upends a $4.8 million award to a man who claimed injuries in an elevator accident.

… & Losers ♦

  • DANIYAL ENTERPRISES
    A settlement with the US Dept. of Labor requires the owner of 72 gas stations to reimburse 471 workers alleged not to have received overtime pay, to the tune of $3 million.
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON
    A Los Angeles jury awards $8.3 million to a man allegedly injured by a defectively designed hip implant.
  • RICK PROCTOR
    Rahway’s mayor admits seeking a donation to defray a fine for town Democratic Committee campaign infractions, in violation of an ordinance.