When the Appellate Division decided Hitesman v. Bridgeway Inc., 430 N.J. Super. 198 (App. Div. 2013), it represented an important clarification of the limits to which an employee in the health care sector could point to amorphous standards as part of an “objectively reasonable basis” for making a whistleblower claim under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -8.
In Walden v. Fiore, the Supreme Court further curtailed the limits of personal jurisdiction, making it more difficult for plaintiffs to bring a litigation in a forum that they deem advantageous unless the defendant has some meaningful connection to that forum.