New Jersey Law Journal
In the wake of the controversial proposed settlement in the state's environmental litigation with ExxonMobil over the Bayway Refinery, the New Jersey Assembly gave final legislative approval to a bill that would set aside at least half of any money recovered in an environmental settlement, after the first $50 million, for clean-up operations.
Fred Hagans said his energy company client sued Daniel Woods and his law firm after they dropped it as a client a week before an arbitration hearing, which led to a $3.8 million being levied against it.
The non-attorney justice of Mansfield Town Court in Cattaraugus County has resigned. He was accused of reducing or dropping charges against defendants without the prosecution's consent and for using "undignified" or "discourteous" language from the bench, among other charges.