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please replace asterisks with bullets (option + 8) ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE * AOC Pulls Plug on Individual Calendar Plan for Essex Co.; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 3, p. 397. ADVERTISING * Committee Draws Yet Another Line on Group Advertising by Lawyers; by Tim O’Brien, March 17, p. 927. AFFIDAVIT OF MERIT STATUTE * Res Ipsa Loquitur is no Basis for Exception from Affidavit of Merit; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 13, p. 65. * No Need for Affidavit of Merit Where Prison Failed to Treat Diabetic Inmate; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 17, p. 569. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT * Court May Decide if ADA Requires Overhauls of Municipal Sidewalks; by Tony Mauro, Feb. 24, p. 673. APPELLATE WATCH * Court Mulls Punitive Damages Against Public Agencies in LAD, CEPA Cases ( Lockley v. New Jersey Department of Corrections, A-108-01, and Green v. Jersey City Board of Education, A-134-01); CEPA Protections ( Hancock v. Borough of Oaklyn, A-149-01, and Dzwonar v. McDevitt, A-109-01); Prejudgment Interest ( Van-Note Harvey Associates v. East Hanover Township, A-124-01); by Michael Booth, Jan. 13, p. 66. * Family Cap Works, But Is It Legal? ( Sojourner A. v. Department of Human Services, A-160-01); Test Early, Avoid Mistakes ( State v. Hogue, A-111-01); Kiss Nana Goodbye ( Moriarty v. Bradt, A-145-01); Divine Duty of Care ( Perera v. The Rector Wardens, A-143-01, and Dupree v. City of Clifton, A-10-02); Bar Taboo ( Leming v. Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, A-146-01); by Michael Booth, Jan. 27, p. 212. * Making an Example of a Fund Scofflaw ( Boston Univ. v. Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry, A-22-02); Revisiting Visitation ( A.B. and S.B.W. v. S.E.W., A-155-01); Tiny Bubbles ( Kotkin v. Aronson, A-4-02); by Michael Booth, Feb. 10, p. 492. * Scope of Students’ Privacy Rights Is Tested in Drug-Testing Case ( Joye v. Hunterdon Central Regional High School, A-27-02); Overcoming the Bar ( Mull v. Zeta Consumer Products, A-3-01); Poisoning the Pool? ( State v. Tyler, A-125-01); Limiting McMansions ( Rumson Estates Inc. v. Borough of Fair Haven, A-159-01, and Ferraro Builders Inc. v. Borough of Atlantic Highlands, A-45-01); by Michael Booth, Feb. 24, p. 666. * Binding the Firm With the Big Lie ( First American Title Ins. Co. v. Lawson, 351 N.J. Super. 407 (2002)); Hannibalized ( State v. Davenport, A-148-01); A Flirt That Hurt ( State v. Garron, A-16-02); Comp Romp ( Tomeo v. Thomas Whitesell Construction Co., A-25-02, and Crippen v. Central Jersey Concrete Pipe Co., A-5-02); by Michael Booth, March 10, p. 823. * Fixing a Price for Undue Influence ( In re Estate of Laura Niles, A-7/8-02); Golden Goose ( F.B. and Monmouth County Division of Social Services v. A.L.G., A-6-02); Clothes Line ( State v. Artwell, A-17-02); Utterly Hearsay ( State v. Rivera, A-20-02); by Michael Booth, March 24, p. 1036. ARBITRATION * Internet Domain Resolution Method is Not True Arbitration, Court Says; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 24, p. 668. ASSOCIATE LIFE A WORD FROM THE RODENT * The Political Lawyer; Jan. 6, p. 17. * The First Day of the Rest of Your Law Firm Life; Jan. 20, p. 153. * The Lawyers’ Year in Review; Feb. 3, p. 416. * Pride of Legal Authorship; Feb. 17, p. 586. ATTORNEY GENERAL * Harvey to Take Helm as Attorney General; by Tim O’Brien, Jan. 27, p. 209. * Harvey Nomination Passes Committee But Not Without Grilling on Discretion; by Michael Booth, March 17, p. 931. ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE, ETHICS, MISCONDUCT (See also Discipline Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Lawyer’s Mental Problems Prompt DRB Leniency for Misleading a Judge; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 13, p. 67. * Lawyer Misconduct Doesn’t Taint Entire Prosecutor’s Office, Court Says; by Michael Booth, Jan. 20, p. 137. * Attorney’s Loyalty Does Not End When Client Dies, State Supreme Court Rules; by Michael Booth, Feb. 3, p. 403. * One More for the Reporter Books; by Henry Gottlieb, March 31, p. 1151. * As Penalty for Discovery Misconduct, Firm Must Release Privileged Material; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 31, p. 1154. BANKRUPTCY (See also Notices to the Bar, Supplements and Third Sections) * N.J. Bankruptcy Filings Rise 4 Percent While Business Chapter 11s Plummet; by Henry Gottlieb, March 3, p. 733. BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION * Lawmen Compete For Workplace-Bias Consulting Work; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 20, p. 157. * Judge’s Remarks About Defendant’s Interpreter Request Lead to Reversal; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 20, p. 137. * Trial in First Mail-Fraud Prosecution for Cheating on Tests Set to Open; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 24, p. 667. * Chief Justice Kicks Off Study of Bias in Juvenile Justice System; by Charles Toutant, March 24, p. 1039. BILLS TO WATCH * Criminal-Profiling Bill Sponsor Can’t Seem to Keep Either Side Happy (S-429/A-1308); Justifiable Narcolepsy (A-1644, criminalize fatal accidents caused by sleep-deprived drivers); Foul on Third-Strike (S-1733, multiple crimes on the same day count toward lifetime sentencing); Comping Experts (S-1415, increase maximum fees in workers’ compensation cases); by Michael Booth, Nov. 4, p. 378. BOND COUNSEL * McManimon Takes First Place in Bulk as Well as Issues; by Henry Gottlieb, p. 421. BOOK REVIEW * A Study of Power and How to Attain It ( Law of Gravity, by Stephen Horn); by Alex Zola, Dec. 30, p. 1137. CHILD CARE * Hudson is 11th County to Offer Advocate Program for Children; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 24, p. 1035. CHILD SUPPORT * State Court Is the Right Forum for Seeking Counsel in Support Cases; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 27, p. 215. CLASS-ACTION SUITS * Judge Certifies Class-Action Suit Over Mortgage Payment Late Fees; by Henry Gottlieb, March 24, p. 1037. * After En Banc Review, Circuit Judges Opt to Drop Class-Action Appeal; by Shannon P. Duffy, March 24, p. 1047. CONSUMER FRAUD ACT * Professionals Not Protected From Long Arm of Consumer Fraud Act; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 31, p. 1157. CONTRACTS * Litigation Like a Rolling Stone; by Jim Edwards, March 24, p. 1031. COURTSIDE BY TONY MAURO * Long Arm of Religion Touches Top Court (Taking off on Yom Kippur); Scalia and the Pledge; Bankruptcy Battle ( Green Tree Financial Corp. v. Bazzle, No. 02-634); Jan. 27, p. 214. * No More Easy “Lodging” at Court; Marshall the Scholar; Breyer the Student; Feb. 17, p. 570. * The Incredible Shrinking Docket; Surprise Party (Eight years of Court stability); Symphony Notes (Court off note as justices recover from surgeries); March 17, p. 932. * Gay Lead Lawyer Adds Symbolism to Arguments Over Texas Sodomy Law ( Lawrence v. Texas, No. 02-102); No Laughing Matter ( Woodford v. Garceau, No. 01-1862); Irony Man (Scalia and his free speech restrictions); March 31, p. 1156. DEATH PENALTY * Panel Drops Ball on Study of Variances in Death Penalty; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 24, p. 663. DETAINEES * Bail Hearings Held in Secret for Case Linked to Sept. 11; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 13, p. 61. * Judge Ordered to Give Reasons for Closed Bail Hearing in Sept. 11 Case; by Michael Booth, Jan. 20, p. 133. * Freedom and Sealed Transcripts End Secret Case of Man Linked to Sept. 11; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 10, p. 493. * Media Seek Secret-Hearing Transcript in Case of Sept. 11 Document Forger; by Jim Edwards, March 3, p. 730. DISCIPLINE WATCH * Readmission After Disbarment Needs Fresh Look, Says Outgoing DRB Chief (Peterson says impact of permanent disbarment needs look); A Case for Disbarment (Burrick of Pitney, Hardin); What’s Improper (Hutchins and bad checks); Whose Finding? (Young and bona fide office rule); Thinking Like Lawyers (Rosanelli’s child porn offenses deserve two-year suspension, lay members say); by Henry Gottlieb, March 17, p. 930. DRUNKEN DRIVING * Testing the Alcotest; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 6, p. 4. DYFS * New Clout for Interveners in Release of Protected Discovery Documents; by Jim Edwards, March 31, p. 1151. ELECTION LAWS * Appeals Court Creates Havoc by Ordering Redrawn Election Districts; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 27, p. 215. EMPLOYMENT * Subjective Criteria Suffice for Firing Contract Worker; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 27, p. 209. * Wright Covers Employment Claims, Essex County Judge Rules; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 27, p. 213. * Right-to-Sue Letter Rejected as Start of Statute of Limitations; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 10, p. 514. * Supreme Court Provides Blueprint for Employee Waiver of Jury Trials; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 17, p. 591. * Hourly Workers Not Entitled to ERISA, Appeals Court Rules; by Danielle N. Rodier, March 31, p. 1167. EXPERT TESTIMONY * Essex County Doctors and Lawyers Agree on Rates for Experts, Reports; by Charles Toutant, March 10, p. 827. FIRST AMENDMENT * Indictment Quashed in First Case Brought Under Criminal Porn Law; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 27, p. 213. * Media Advocates Object to Measure Limiting Access to Youths’ Records; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 3, p. 401. * Media Ask Top Court To Review N.J. Juror-Access Restrictions; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 3, p. 403. * Laser Surgeon Loses Appeal Against Lawyer Who Wooed Former Patients; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 17, p. 933. * Are Journalists Public Figures?; by Jim Edwards, March 31, p. 1157. FRIVOLOUS-LAWSUIT STATUTE * For Frivolous Claim Against Insurer, Lawyer Must Pay Its Legal Fees; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 6, p. 5. GOVERNMENT * Quasi-Public Corporation Held Not Subject to Open Public Meetings Act; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 10, p. 493. * Right to Know Law Trumps Privacy Bar of Earlier Statutes; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 10, p. 489. * Jersey City Politics Spill Into Court as Mayor Sues Corporation Counsel; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 17, p. 568. * State Says Gay-Marriage Issue Is for the Legislature, Not the Courts; by Michael Booth, March 3, p. 731. * Government Agencies Filter Rays of Open Public Records Act’s Sunshine; by Jim Edwards, March 17, p. 927. * Newark Can Sue Gun Industry for Costs of Gun Violence, Court Rules; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 17, p. 933. * Public Records Act Compels Release of Tapes of 911 Calls; by Jim Edwards, March 24, p. 1031. IMMIGRATION * Man Without a Country; by Jim Edwards, March 10, p. 823. IN PRACTICE APPELLATE LAW * Charge Errors Must Be Addressed on the Spot; by Mark R. Kravitz, Feb. 10, p. 517. BANKRUPTCY LAW * Chapter 11 Cases Leave Little Wiggle Room With the IRS; by Myron Bloom and Matthew A. Hamermesh, Feb. 24, p. 691. * Can Attorneys Attempt to Enforce Prepetition Retainer Agreements?; by Kevin H. Buraks, March 17, p. 955. CORPORATE LAW * Is “Improper Influence” on Audits Another Trap for Lawyers?; by Joseph McLaughlin, Feb. 3, p. 425. * Department of Justice Sends Clear Message to Corporate Wrongdoers; by Elkan Abramowitz and Barry A. Bohrer, March 24, p. 1059. EDUCATION LAW * Vocational Education is a Changing Concept; by Edward J. Kologi, Feb. 24, p. 690. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW * Proposed Revisions to Remediation Rules Promise Significant Changes; by Lisa M. Bromberg, Thomas Spiesman and Stephen Ward Smithson, Jan. 6, p. 24. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BY LEWIS GOLDSHORE & MARSHA WOLF * Lead Paint Manufacturers Chalk Up Another Win; Jan. 20, p. 160. * Ability to Expand Pinelands Cranberry Farming is Questioned; March 17, p. 954. FAMILY LAW * How Do You Handle Custody and Visitation When Domestic Partners Separate?; by Sarah Jennifer Tremml, March 3, p. 754. GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS * Now Is Congress’ Window of Opportunity to Resolve the Asbestos Litigation Crisis; by Christopher P. DePhillips and Brian P. Sharkey, Feb. 3, p. 424. HEALTH CARE LAW * New Legislation Could Foster the Filing of Fewer Medical Malpractice Complaints; by Alma L. Saravia, Feb. 10, p. 516. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY * Court is Taking a Dim View of Best-Mode Defense; by John J. Molenda, Brian D. Coggio and Joseph Evall, Jan. 27, p. 237. * Know the Liabilities of Data Collection; by Elaine M. LaFlamme, March 3, p. 755. INTERNET LAW * Dealing Effectively With Cybersmears; by Jonathan Bick, Feb. 17, p. 594. * Arbitration Is Not the Answer in Fights Over Domain Names; by David Leit and Lisa C. Fodor, March 24, p. 1058. LITIGATION * Negligent Delay in Producing Electronic Data Is Sanctionable; by Gregory P. Joseph, Jan. 6, p. 25. * Prepare for Trial With a Possible Appeal in Mind; by Victor Olds, Jan. 20, p. 161. * Asbestos Litigation is a Crisis Spiraling Out of Control; by Christopher P. DePhillips and Brian P. Sharkey, Jan. 27, p. 236. * Do Not Hand Over Tax Returns Without a Fight; by Jerold S. Solovy and Robert L. Byman, Feb. 17, p. 595. * Develop a Plan to Control the Costs of Trying; by Harold J. Ruvoldt Jr., March 10, p. 851. PATENT LAW * Courts Place Limits on the Doctrine of Equivalents; by Roy Wepner, Jan. 13, p. 88. * Biotech Inventions Are Susceptible to the On-Sale Bar; by Robert P. Hoag, March 10, p. 850. REAL ESTATE LAW * Planning Boards Can Take Their Time; by Howard D. Geneslaw, March 31, p. 1178. SECURITIES LAW * Broker-Dealer: Preserve All E-Mail; by Jeffrey Plotkin, Jan. 13, p. 89. * New SEC Rules Establish Standards of Professional Conduct for Attorneys; by Roy Simon, March 31, p. 1179. INADMISSIBLE * Levinsohn Unbound (Gov.’s chief counsel resigns); Jan. 6, p. 3. * Three Sides to Juror Exclusion ( State v. Fuller brings about majority, concurrence and dissenting opinions); Jan. 6, p. 3. * Permissive Use ( Jaquez v. National Continental Ins. Co. says its not theft if owner gives you the keys); Jan. 6, p. 3. * Filtering Frivolous Filings (Municipal courts in Union County can buffer frequent filer); Jan. 6, p. 3. * Once Removed, Twice Shy (Third Circuit reverses Cavanaugh on removal and fees); Jan. 13, p. 63. * Have Conflicts, Will Travel (Despite objections, Jersey City appoints DeSoto as Ethical Standards Board lawyer); Jan. 13, p. 63. * Stay, Just a Little Bit Longer (Judge stays his decision on prosecutors’ use forfeiture moneys); Jan. 13, p. 63. * Helping Hand in Haiti (Seton Hall Law School assists struggling country with rule of law); Jan. 13, p. 63. * No Seat Saving (Did White House counsel get Linares Newark seat?); Jan. 20, p. 135. * Feeling the Pain (Kenney axed as Asbury Park Press columnist); Jan. 20, p. 135. * Mediate, Don’t Arbitrate (Can lawyers put arbitration clauses in retainer agreements?); Jan. 20, p. 135. * He’d Rather be in Philadelphia (Chertoff is now Third Circuit judge); Jan. 20, p. 135. * New Farm Team (Stone opens Boies’s N.J. office); Jan. 27, p. 211. * Settling an Old Score (Essex County to make courts user friendly to disabled); Jan. 27, p. 211. * File and Forget (Solo and secretary miss arbitration deadline); Jan. 27, p. 211. * It’s the Little Things (GE Capital did not give proper notice); Jan. 27, p. 211. * The Whistle Blows (Smoger reprimanded by DRB); Jan. 27, p. 211. * Time Value of Money (Post-judgment interest totals $1.1 million in McConkey case); Feb. 3, p. 399. * From Vettee to Vetter (Clarke no longer Essex prosecutor hopeful); Feb. 3, p. 399. * New Year Fling (Hulnick files first electronic file in 2003); Feb. 3, p. 399. * “High” Fives (ISP drops remaining accusations against “NJ Weedman”); Feb. 3, p. 399. * Back to Basics (Wolfson and Rolodex return to Greenbaum, Rowe); Feb. 3, p. 399. * The 20 Percent Solution (Attorneys’ fees cut in Cendant case); Feb. 10, p. 491. * This Won’t Hurt a Bit (Courts relatively unscathed in state budget); Feb. 10, p. 491. * Press Gang (News-gathering groups gang up in Kinsella case); Feb. 10, p. 491. * Turban Triumph (Sikh lawyer wins change in search policy and against bank); Feb. 10, p. 491. * Defining Moment (Jurors need permission to look up words); Feb. 17, p. 567. * Browner Pastures (Drinker, Biddle pays New Jersey lawyers less); Feb. 17, p. 567. * A Perilous Search for a Wife (Court reprimands judge for partying with politicians); Feb. 17, p. 567. * A Small Step (Settlement between union and Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services); Feb. 17, p. 567. * Fighting Over Stein’s Money (Stein trustee battles Bergenfield); Feb. 24, p. 665. * INS Woes (Passed budget bill safeguards 35 INS staffers); Feb. 24, p. 665. * Moot Court (Can county counsel give former partner Welaj work?); Feb. 24, p. 665. * Supreme Long Shot (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act review unlikely); Feb. 24, p. 665. * O, Brave New World (Matheussen take DRPA job, Dems look for his seat); March 3, p. 729. * No Prison Bar (In Castoran v. Swift, jail isn’t extraordinary circumstance for not filing affidavit of merit); March 3, p. 729. * Holding the Bag (Lawyers, check for reimbursement of liens before disbursing client funds); March 3, p. 729. * Pretrial DNA Tests Optional (Jailed suspects don’t have right to DNA testing); March 3, p. 729. * Do We Escheat? An How! (Many Top 20 firms have unclaimed property); March 10, p. 825. * Quick Exit (McGreevey administration’s revolving door continues); March 10, p. 825. * Tolling the Birthday (Recalled Judge Stanton stays on to clean up his docket); March 10, p. 825. * Not Ready for Prime Time (Attorney advertising referrals may violate the rules); March 10, p. 825. * Not Your Billable 1-1/2 Hours (Madison lawyers wins big on “Jeopardy”); March 17, p. 929. * Filial Devotion (Like father, like son — DeCotiis becomes governor’s chief counsel); March 17, p. 929. * Deadbeats, Beware (Creditors’ rights firm comes to N.J.); March 17, p. 929. * Trading Places (Prosecution and defense switch positions in fake IDs sealed record case); March 17, p. 929. * Harvey on Hold (Republicans delay vote until May 19); March 24, p. 1033. * Time Out (Immigration judge suspended for taking too long to reach decisions); March 24, p. 1033. * Filing for Dollars, or Is It Pennies? (Bankruptcy court lists court-ordered fees); March 24, p. 1033. * The Trouble With Triffin (Frequent filer of bad-check collection cases wears out welcome); March 24, p. 1033. * What, Me Worry? (Badolato confident new bylaws will pass); March 31, p. 1153. * Fly Me to Cuba (School teacher not defamed by board); March 31, p. 1153. * Enough Said (Davis’s work for indigent child-support delinquents could work out); March 31, p. 1153. * An Object Lesson (Convict tapes “just say no to guns” video); March 31, p. 1153. INSIDE THE COURTS BY MARTIN L. HAINES * Don’t Shape Judges’ Decisions by Concerns Over Liability (Broad immunity rule is a necessity); Jan. 20, p. 155. * There IS a Way to Describe What We Do (What is the “practice of law”?); Feb. 3, p. 419. * The Elevated Headnote (Corporations are entitled to free speech); March 24, p. 1053. INSURANCE COMPANIES, DEFENSE, LAW (See also In Practice, Prudential Ins. Co.) * Court Says No to California Rule on Enterprise Liability for Auto Insurance; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 24, p. 669. INTERNET * Web Operators’ Non-Internet Activity is Basis for Jurisdictional Discovery; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 3, p. 405. IOLTA * No Loss, No Foul; by Tim O’Brien, March 31, p. 1151. JUDGES (See Inadmissible, Notices to the Bar) New Jersey * Municipal Judges Are Ordered to Disclose Income; by Michael Booth, Jan. 20, p. 133. * Judge Claims Widespread Bias in Essex Courts; by Charles Toutant, March 3, p. 727. * New Jersey’s Muzzle on Judges Is at Odds With Free-Speech Rulings; by Charles Toutant, March 3, p. 727. * SCI’s Executive Director is Among Governor’s Picks for Superior Court; March 3, p. 733. * Facing Discipline for Biased Remarks About Hispanics, Judge Steps Down; by Henry Gottlieb, March 24, p. 1037. United States * Judge’s Inquisition at Sentencing Is “Troubling” But Not Reversible Error; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 6, p. 7. * U.S. Chief Justice Asks President to Revive Pay Raises for Judges; by Tony Mauro, Jan. 6, p. 21. * Having Had His Fill of Street Crime, Orlofsky to Leave Federal Bench; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 24, p. 663. * Chertoff Named for Third Circuit Seat; by Shannon P. Duffy, March 10, p. 826. LAW FIRMS, LAWYERS * Female Lawyers Adopt New Line of Defense Tactics; by Thomas Adcock, Jan. 6, p. 22. * Lawyer Ads Drop as Glitterati Fade; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 13, p. 61. * Drug Deals Spike M&A Rebound from 2001 Nadir; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 13, p. 85. * N.J. Law Graduates Shiver Through a Bear Market for Legal Services; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 20, p. 133. * A Defining Moment for Lawyers; by Jenna Greene, Jan. 27, p. 233. * The Case of the “Disabled Signatory”; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 3, p. 400. * In U.S. Court, State Law Irrelevant for Work-Product Privilege Claims; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 10, p. 494. * Lawyers Try to Define What They Do; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 10, p. 489. * New Jersey’s Most Litigious Layman; by Tim O’Brien, March 3, p. 727. * Managing Partners: Endangered Species?; by Lily Henning, March 10, p. 847. * Jersey City Corporation Counsel Answers Suit Seeking His Ouster; by Jim Edwards, March 10, p. 829. * Salaries Near Flat as Firms Pick Up N.Y. Castoffs (Associates Salary Survey); by Charles Toutant, March 24, p. 1055. * Slogging Through Hannoch’s Detritus; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 24, p. 1034. * Gruff Advice on Becoming and Staying a Partner; by Thomas Adcock, March 31, p. 1175. * White & Williams Finds Mr. Wright; by Jeff Blumenthal, March 31, p. 1176. * Trial Date Set for Disabled Partner’s Breach Suit Against Morgan, Melhuish; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 31, p. 1154. LEGAL MALPRACTICE * Duplicate Recovery the “Lesser Evil”; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 17, p. 569. * Malpractice Carrier’s Liquidation Leads to Rush for Coverage; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 24, p. 667. * Malpractice Plaintiff Wins Saffer Fees Without Damages; by Henry Gottlieb, March 10, p. 823. LEGAL TECH * New Software Can Improve Billing Productivity; by Bob Voelk, Jan. 6, p. 26. * Data Conversion Made Simpler; by Mike Mullen, Jan. 13, p. 90. * Online Compliance Training Makes Sense; by Robert J. Ambrogi, Jan. 20, p. 162. * Use the Internet to Sharpen Discovery; by Chris Iles, Jan. 27, p. 238. * Learn to Us the Litigation Support Tools You May Not Know You Already Own; by Chris Janak, Feb. 3, p. 426. * Redact the Right Way; by Ari Kaplan, Feb. 10, p. 518. * Coping With Tech Overload; by Wayne Smith, Feb. 17, p. 596. * Apple’s New Mac Suite is a Class Act; by Anthony Paonita, Feb. 24, p. 692. * Tips for Computer-Shopping Solos; by Brian R. Harris, March 3, p. 756. * New Cellular Phones Can Keep You More Connected Than Ever; by Matt Kelly, March 10, p. 852. * Standard Security Defenses Are Not Entirely Foolproof; by Ronald I. Koenig, March 17, p. 956. * Making Invisible Networks Work; by Loren Jones, March 24, p. 1060. * Travel Lightly and Stop Losing Money; by Mark Goldin, March 31, p. 1180. LOBBYISTS * Lawyer Lobbyists Enjoy Banner Year; by Michael Booth, March 3, p. 751. MAKING YOUR POINT — A GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE WRITING, BY KENNETH F. OETTLE * Use Smaller Categories to Convey Precise Information; Jan. 13, p. 80. * Commas Enhance Clarity and Regulate the Flow of Your Writing; Jan. 27, p. 228. * Grouping and Subordination Help Guide and Persuade the Reader; Feb. 10, p. 508. * When Tracking Statutes and Rules, Use Only What You Need; Feb. 24, p. 682. * The Writing Process Begins With Getting the Assignment Straight; March 10, p. 842. * Begin Paragraphs With Ideas Rather Than Case Names; March 24, p. 1050. MANAGEMENT * Make an Immediate Impact on Your Bottom Line; by Lois K. Cantwell, Jan. 6, p. 23. * Running From the Law; by Holly English, Jan. 13, p. 87. * Don’t Let Staff Steal Software; by Roger Schechter, Jan. 20, p. 159. * Getting Ready for Reviews is a Year-Round Affair; by Holly English, Jan. 27, p. 235. * Understanding, Averting and Surviving a Software Audit; by Richard Raysman and Peter Brown, Feb. 3, p. 423. * You Can Stake Out a Claim in the Marketplace; by Christine S. Filip, Feb. 10, p. 515. * Instead of Layoffs, Try Flexible Work Arrangements; by Holly English and Phyllis Weiss Haserot, Feb. 17, p. 593. * Don’t Be Invisible; by Steven C. Bennett, Feb. 24, p. 689. * Two Sets of Rules Lead to Cynicism; by Holly English, March 3, p. 753. * Working by Remote; by Joan L. Axelroth, March 10, p. 849. * Know-How Is a Valuable Thing to Waste; by Gretta Rusanow, March 17, p. 953. * What’s in Your Marketing Budget?; by Deborah McMurray and Barbara Harrison Kaye, March 24, p. 1057. * Getting Past “Eat What You Kill”; by Barry Solomon, March 31, p. 1177. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (See Suits & Deals) * Non-economic Damage Cap Thwarts Compromise on Medical Malpractice; by Michael Booth, Feb. 3, p. 401. * Medical Malpractice Reform Measure Fails as Neither Side Wants to Bend; by Michael Booth, Feb. 17, p. 571. * MIIX Directors Had Mixed Motives in Birthing New Company, Suit Charges; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 10, p. 827. * Senate Passes Caps on Damages for Pain and Suffering in Malpractice Suits; by Michael Booth, March 24, p. 1039. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS * Jan. 6, p. 21: Snia Acquires Carbomedics from Centerpulse for $116 Million; Nassau Broadcasting Pays $43M for Four New York Radio Stations. * Jan. 13, p. 85: ADP to Pay $500M for ProBusiness Services; K-Tron of Pitman Acquires Pennsylvania Crusher Corp.; MidMark Capital Acquires TCR Corp. From TransTechnology for $10M; AAMPRO Group Pays $4M for National Employment Alternatives. * Jan. 20, p. 157: Bank of N.Y. to Acquire Pershing From Credit Suisse Group for $2B; Honeywell to Exchange Plastics and Nylon Units with BASF for $170M; J&J to Acquire Drug Co. for $88M; Candela Acquires N.J. Subsidiary of Schwartz Electro-Optics for $1.2M. * Jan. 27, p. 233: Somerset’s EMCORE Pays $25M for Pa. Optoelectronics Business; BAE Systems Awarded Contract from Air Force for $4.6M; Lighthouse Fast Ferry Files for Chapter 11. * Feb. 3, p. 421: Lawrenceville’s Envirogen to be Sold to Louisiania Co. for $3.63M; American Leisure Holdings Buys $3M in Telecom Equipment; GeneLink Signs Distribution Agreement With FoodScience; Toys “R” Use to Cut 700 Jobs. * Feb. 10, p. 513: Bridgewater Crossing Sold to Peabody Group for $140M; A&P to Sell Nine Supermarkets in New England for $80 Million; Quest to Sell California Assets to North Carolina’s LabCorp for $4.5M. * Feb. 17, p. 591: J&J to Acquire Scios Inc. for $2.4B; Wellman to Sell $125.4M in Stock to Warburg Pincus; Medco to Cut 600 Jobs. * Feb. 24, p. 687: Prudential, Wachovia to Merge; Enzon Pharmaceuticals of Bridgewater Merging With Salt Lake City Firm; Watson Pharmaceuticals Acquires Novartis AG Brands for $178M; Foster Wheeler to Sell Unit to Tetra Techfor $80M; DRS Technologies Acquires Power Technology for $35M. * March 3, p. 751: Teterboro’s Quest Diagnostics Acquires Unilab for $700M; Kamoon Acquires California Software Developer for $5M. * March 10, p. 847: Country Road Communications to Pay $28.5M for Telecom Firm; Curtiss-Wright Corp. Acquires Collins Technologies for $12M; Centene Pays $6.3M for Health Services Companies. * March 17, p. 951: Alcan to Buy Baltek for $35.25M; Curtiss-Wright to Pay $5.7M for Certain Advanced Material Assets; Rotary Power Acquires Interest in Florida Manufacturer for $450,000; Pennsylvania REIT Acquires 11 N.J. Properties for $109 Million. * March 24, p. 1055: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Buys JARIT Surgical for $44.5 Million; Interferon Sciences Assets Sold to Hemispherx Biopharma for $3.3M; EquiFin of Spring Lake to Acquire Calif. Finance Company for $1.4M; Newark Telecom Facility Acquired by NetCarrier in Bankruptcy Sale. * March 31, p. 1175: Prudential to Acquire Two Korean Investment Firms for $400M; Ross University to be Acquired by DeVry Inc. for $310 Million; Curtiss-Wright to Acquire Six Facilities from E/M for $16.7M; Albany Clothing Retailer Buys Today’s Man Assets for $9.75M. NEW AGE PRACTICE * Resist the Urge to Merge; by Betiayn Tursi, March 3, p. 746. NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION * Plan Would Tauten Bar’s Control Over Nominating Panel; by Charles Toutant, March 17, p. 927. OBITUARIES * Michael A. Pane, 60, Expert in N.J. Local Government Law; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 20, p. 140. * Samuel Larner, 93; Corruption Sleuth and Judge in First “Hurricane” Trial; Carroll A. Morley, 73, Woodbridge Lawyer Represented GM in Scanlon; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 10, p. 496. * Sidney Glaser, 91, Tax Lawyer and First State Income Tax Collector; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 17, p. 571. OPINION & COMMENTARY * Even the Ceremonies Are Becoming Extinct (Trappings of professional civility fall off one by one); by Edward F. Broderick Jr., Jan. 6, p. 19. * Punitives Have a Place (Punitives encourage corporate responsibility); by Daniel J. Siegel, Jan. 6, p. 19. * Fortress America on the Internet (American courts provide better protection to free speech on Internet than a multilateral process); by James M. Hirschhorn, Jan. 13, p. 83. * High Definition (Dictionary is not the final word on meaning); by Geoffrey Nunberg, Jan. 20, p. 152. * Ensuring Fair Play in Game to Get Medical Records ( Simms v. Bradach ensures it); by Stephen S. Weinstein and Melissa H. Luce, Jan. 20, p. 155. * Arbitrate This — Or Maybe Not (Mandatory arbitration is an option employers are entitled to use); by Vito A. Gagliardi Jr., Jan. 27, p. 231. * Affirmative Action: Still a Useful Social Tool; by Leland Ware, Jan. 27, p. 231. * Governance by Lawyers (Institutional reform litigation vs. democratic decision-making); by Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod, Feb. 3, p. 419. * A Change in Public Policy in DWI Cases? (A broadening of rights for defendants); by Peter H. Lederman, Feb. 10, p. 511. * Big Food’s Greasy Secrets (Use legal means to promote health); by Neal D. Barnard, Feb. 10, p. 511. * Ban on Handicap Discrimination Morphs Into Job-Protection Law (Ruling is a serious erosion of employment at-will doctrine); by Thomas C. Jardim, Feb. 24, p. 685. * Oops . . . They Did It Again (Another appellate decision not supported by condominium law); by Robert R. Kugler, Feb. 24, p. 685. * A Legal Calculus Ignored (In Kinsella v. Welch newsperson’s privilege protects nonconfidential informant); by John C. Connell, March 3, p. 749. * Don’t Forget Affordable Housing (Anti-sprawl rhetoric is exclusionary in nature); by Peter S. Reinhart, March 10, p. 845. * No Litigation “Explosion” or “Jackpot” Awards Here (Doctors and insurers should pay for medical negligence); by Stephanie Fox Pierson, March 10, p. 845. * Anarchy, Amnesty and the Demise of INS ( H.R. 5600 would benefit millions of immigrants in U.S.); by JoAnne Chernev Adlerstein, March 17, p. 949. * Scrap Law, Start Over (Children’s Internet Protection Act); by Amitai Etzioni, March 17, p. 949. * Danger for Directors (Sarbanes-Oxley Act allows for second-guessing); by Porcher L. Taylor III, March 24, p. 1053. * Racial Diversity Really Does Improve the Quality of Law School Education; by Mark V. Tushnet, March 31, p. 1171. * Top Ten Ways to Treat Opposing Counsel With Respect; by Todd M. Finchler, March 31, p. 1173. * Captive Witnesses (Sept. 11 and the federal material witness statute); by Roberto Iraola, March 31, p. 1173. PARALEGALS * Dismissal Ends an Ethics Complaint Over Paralegal’s Book of Business; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 10, p. 829. PERSONAL INJURY LAW (See New Jersey State Bar Association, Suits & Deals) * Motorcycle Injuries Are on the Rise, With Juries Less Than Sympathetic; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 3, p. 397. * Huge Jury Awards in 2002 (Top 100 Verdict Survey); by David Hechler, Feb. 24, p. 687. PRE-EMPTION * Yet Another Municipal Ordinance is Struck Down on Preemption Grounds; by Mary Gallagher, Jan. 13, p. 64. PRISONERS, PRISONERS’ RIGHTS * No Blaming Late Habeas Filings on Counsel, Third Circuit Rules; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 6, p. 7. * U.S. Judge Finds No Abstention Bar to Review of State’s “Weedman” Jailing; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 27, p. 209. * Essex Jail Lawyer Waves Threat of New Sanctions Over Conditions; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 17, p. 565. * Court Extends Gap-Time Credit Law to Juveniles, Though Statute Silent; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 3, p. 731. * DNA Testing May be Sought During Pendency of Appeal, Justices Rule; by Charles Toutant, March 31, p. 1155. * Outright Reversals May Result If State Keeps Denying Inmates Due Process; by Michael Booth, March 31, p. 1155. PROSECUTORS * Governor Close to Picking Head for Essex County Prosecutor’s Office; by Tim O’Brien, Jan. 6, p. 1. * County Prosecutors Mull Opposition to Anti-Forfeiture Court Ruling; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 6, p. 5. * Vineland’s Casella Is Nominated for Cumberland County Prosecutor; by Michael Booth, Jan. 20, p. 139. * Prosecutor’s Conduct in Grand Jury is Put to Test in Williams’ Appeal; by Tim O’Brien, Feb. 17, p. 565. * Essex Prosecutor Still Pushing for Indictments in Seton Hall Fire Case; by Tim O’Brien, March 24, p. 1031. PUBLIC ADVOCATE * Public Advocate Resurrection Delayed; by Tim O’Brien, Feb. 3, p. 402. PUBLIC DEFENDERS * Acting Public Defender Tipped Off Target of Ethics Probe, Papers Show; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 13, p. 65. * Overly Successful Early Retirement Transforms PDs Into Per Diems; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 20, p. 136. * Hundreds of Recruits Respond to Drive to Replenish Pubic Defender’s Ranks; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 3, p. 400. * New Public Defender Code Crimps Outside Writing, Speechmaking; by Jim Edwards, March 24, p. 1035. PUNITIVE DAMAGES * Ohio Court’s “Donation” Fuels Debate Over Diversion of Punitives; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 6, p. 1. * Punitives Against Public Agencies Put to the Test; by Michael Booth, Jan. 6, p. 1. RACIAL PROFILING * Racial-Profiling Jot Erased at Last as DeVesa Wins Superior Court Tenure; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 13, p. 67. * With $775,000 Settlement, N.J. Wraps Up Last Big Profiling Case; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 13, p. 68. * Settlement in Hand, Plaintiffs Say Racial Profiling Is Still “Alive and Well”; by Jim Edwards, Jan. 20, p. 139. * Big-Donating Firms Took Lion’s Share of Profiling Work; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 17, p. 565. * Governor Signs Law Criminalizing Racial Profiling by Public Officials; by Michael Booth, March 17, p. 931. RICO * Suit Raises RICO Claims to Beat ERISA’s Bar on Punitive Damages; by Tim O’Brien, Feb. 10, p. 495. SECURITIES * Campbell Soup to Pay $35M to Get Out of Hot Water With Shareholders; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 24, p. 668. * Securities Fraud Class Actions Set New High in 2002; by Henry Gottlieb, March 17, p. 951. SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, MISCONDUCT; SEX OFFENDERS (See ‘Megan’s Law’) * Sex Offenders Win One, Lose Another; by Shannon P. Duffy, Jan. 13, p. 69. SUITS & DEALS AUTO NEGLIGENCE * Rios and Mendez v. Lopez, Cablevision ($1.95M settlement); Jan. 13, p. 68. * Campanelli v. Durrua ($2M award); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 27, p. 216. * Sileo v. Gross ($620,000 award); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 3, p. 404. * Heifetz v. Breuners Home Furnishing Corp. ($750,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 10, p. 496. * Lee v. Selective Insurance Co. ($460,000 settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 10, p. 496. * Garcia v. D’Angelo ($500,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Feb. 17, p. 572. * Berardinelli v. Jaekel ($450,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Feb. 17, p. 572. * Lupo v. Macauley ($545,000 award); by Michael Booth, Feb. 24, p. 670. * Anderson v. Megan Group Inc. ($549,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, March 3, p. 734. * D’Ambrosio v. Vilardo ($400,000 award); by Michael Booth, March 3, p. 734. * LaBar v. Solid Waste Services Inc. ($2.5M settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 24, p. 1038. * Edwards v. Jones et al. ($1.9M award); by Michael Booth, March 24, p. 1038. CONTRACTS * Meyers v. RCM Technologies ($7.6M award); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 3, p. 404. DISCRIMINATION * Costello v. Bell Atlantic ($1.47M award); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 20, p. 140. * Tarver v. New Jersey ($210,000 settlement); by Henry Gotttieb , Feb. 17, p. 572. DRINKING * Lanza v. Chiafullo ($500,000 assessment); by Michael Booth, Feb. 3, p. 404. LIABILITY * Hernandez v. Department of Transportation ($1.5M settlement); by Jim Edwards, Feb. 17, p. 572. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/NEGLIGENCE * Bender v. Adelson ($1.6M award); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 20, p. 140. * Davis v. Staggers ($800,000 award); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 17, p. 572. * Van Guilder v. Covalesky et al. ($1.35M settlement); by Jim Edwards, March 3, p. 734. * Henderson v. Qureshi ($6M jury verdict); by Jim Edwards, March 31, p. 1158. NEGLIGENCE * Childbirth Center v. Rapac Industries Inc. ($550,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 31, p. 1158. PERSONAL INJURY * McAllister v. LBP Corp. ($2.6M award); by Henry Gottlieb, March 10, p. 830. * Balogh v. Nordstrom Inc. ($870,000 award); by Charles Toutant, March 10, p. 830. * DeMattia v. DeMattia ($400,000 award); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 17, p. 934. PREMISES LIABILITY * Rose Arbor Condominium Association v. Kalian Corporation Inc. ($2.5M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 17, p. 572. PRODUCT LIABILITY * Martinez v. Cooper Industries Inc. (no cause on $2.5M suit); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 3, p. 404. * Forrestal Village Community Services Association Inc. v. Landing Associates ($2M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, March 3, p. 734. * Burns v. Bridgewater Wholesalers ($795,000 settlement); by Jim Edwards, March 10, p. 830. WHISTLE-BLOWERS * Haffy v. Hackensack University Medical Center (no cause); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 24, p. 1038. WORKPLACE INJURY * Litka v. Connectiv ($7.2M award); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 27, p. 216. * Cruz v. Scorpio Contracting Co. ($3.6M settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 17, p. 572. * Bazar v. Peer Consultants Inc. ($425,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 3, p. 734. * Dino v. Farrell Lines Inc. ($1.08M award); by Charles Toutant, March 17, p. 934. * Phillips v. Riverhead Building Supply ($1.85M settlement); by Jim Edwards, March 24, p. 1038. * Moller v. J.B. Hunt Transport ($1.35M settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 24, p. 1038. WRONGFUL BIRTH * Sabeh v. Khosla ($1.2M settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 3, p. 734. * Matasker v. Physicians for Women ($1.5M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, March 17, p. 934. WRONGFUL DEATH * Crew v. Doyle ($1.5M settlement); by Jim Edwards, Jan. 27, p. 216. * McDowell v. Overland Services ($500,000 settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 24, p. 670. * Rosario v. City of Union City Police Department ($5.5M award); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 10, p. 830. * Bottoni v. Galbally ($550,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, March 10, p. 830. * De La Cerna v. Barnert Memorial Hospital ($850,000 settlement); by Jim Edwards, March 17, p. 934. * Christofi v. Williams ($675,000 settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 31, p. 1158. SUPREME COURT, SUPREME COURT COMMITTEES NEW JERSEY (See also Appellate Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Workplace Injury and Criminal Issues Head High Court’s Spring Docket; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 3, p. 397. UNITED STATES (See Courtside) * Weighing the Fate of Roe v. Wade; by Tony Mauro, Jan. 20, p. 138. * Racketeering Law Can’t Be Used Against Abortion-Clinic Protesters ( Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, No. 01-1118); A Blow for Batson ( Miller-El v. Cockrell, No. 01-7662); by Tony Mauro, March 3, p. 735. * Secret to Trademark Infringement Suits is Actual Dilution, Not Mental Association ( Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue Inc.); Crime and Extra Punishment ( Smith v. Doe, No. 01-729, Connecticut Department of Public Safety v. Doe, No. 01-1231, Ewing v. California, No. 01-6978, Lockyer v. Andrade, No. 01-1127); by Tony Mauro, March 10, p. 828. * Court Gives Boost to Those Claiming Fear of Cancer from Asbestos Injury ( Norfolk & Western Railway Co. v. Ayers, No. 01-963); Same-Sex Harassment Redux ( MGM Grand Hotel v. Rene, No. 02-970); by Tony Mauro, March 17, p. 935. TAXATION * Newark’s Tax Abatement Program Hobbled by City Failure to Escrow; by Tim O’Brien, Jan. 13, p. 61. TERRORISM * Librarians and Their Lawyers Scout PATRIOT Act’s Change of Privacy Rules; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 10, p. 489. * Real Estate Lawyers Bear New Task: Checking Clients for Terrorist Links; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 10, p. 513. THIRD CIRCUIT * A Year of Expansion and Contraction; by Shannon P. Duffy, Jan. 6, p. 6. * Crackdown on Failure to Disclose Executive Pay in Proxy Statements; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 3, p. 732. * Circuit Court Again Sticks 3M With $68 Million Antitrust Verdict; by Shannon P. Duffy, March 31, p. 1167. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT * New Jersey: Gateway to Porn; by Jim Edwards, Feb. 24, p. 663. VERBATIM * Torricelli on the “Moral Authority” of the Courts; March 17, p. 946. * Chief Justice Initiates Study of Treatment of Minority Juveniles; March 24, p. 1040. EDITORIALS * Long Arm ( Gutnick v. Dow Jones & Company finds jurisdiction half way around the world); Jan. 6, p. 18. * Condemnation and Contamination ( New Brunswick Housing Authority v. Suydam Investors and determining fair market value); Jan. 6, p. 18. * Bang, Bump, Bang! (Better bumpers would reduce cost of auto insurance); Jan. 6, p. 18. * Punitives for the Public (New Jersey led the way to true tort reform); Jan. 13, p. 82. * Doing Away With International Law (Time to choose between American Empire or Democratic World Governance); Jan. 13, p. 82. * Courage in the Face of Death (A-359, which would abolish the death penalty, should be passed); Jan. 20, p. 154. * COAH: Turning Steel into Putty (Inaction hurts the Mount Laurel doctrine); Jan. 20, p. 154. * Lights, Camera, Confess (The technology exists to enhance the integrity of the judicial process); Jan. 20, p. 154. * The Virtual Law Office (Abrogate the bona fide office rule); Jan. 27, p. 230. * The 93-Year-Old Firefighter (We applaud this stereotype-breaking decision); Jan. 27, p. 230. * Location, Location, Location (Death row in Illinois and New Jersey); Jan. 27, p. 230. * Eroding the Church-State Barrier (Faith-based social welfare scheme is unconstitutional); Feb. 3, p. 418. * Win/Win for the Rattlesnakes (How to coexist with snakes and, in the future, others); Feb. 3, p. 418. * Who Is the Enemy? (Lawyers aren’t the enemy in doctors’ walkout); Feb. 10, p. 510. * The Summary Judgment Squeeze (Need cutoff rule to spark settlement negotiations); Feb. 10, p. 510. * Greasing the Machinery of Death ( Singleton is gruesome and barbaric); Feb. 17, p. 588. * Irrational and Arbitrary (Lack of insurance shouldn’t bar one from personal injury claims); Feb. 17, p. 588. * Houston Ain’t “Chicago” (Clara Harris and Texas justice); Feb. 17, p. 588. * Teaching Ethical Billing (No one is teaching this part of lawyering); Feb. 24, p. 684. * Managing N.J. Pension Funds (State should not shift to outside managers); Feb. 24, p. 684. * Shallow End Revisited ( Tighe v. Peterson wrongly decided); March 3, p. 748. * We Practice Law (After 125 years ABA will define what lawyers do); March 3, p. 748. * Bowdler Lives (Copyright Act prevents family-friendly editing of movies); March 10, p. 844. * Why? (Public entitled to know why justices recuse); March 10, p. 844. * Gun Control (Ninth Circuit correctly rejects the individual rights doctrine); March 10, p. 844. * A Threat to an Impartial Judiciary (Free speech for judges is disruptive); March 17, p. 948. * Leveling the Playing Field — The World Trade Organization (A multilateral organization to watch out for); March 17, p. 948. * Essentials (Congress upholds tradition renames fries); March 17, p. 948. * Not Again (Respect for municipal boundaries is a rational state policy); March 24, p. 1052. * Sharing Gun Owner Data (Gun ownership data should be available for law enforcement agencies); March 24, p. 1052. * The Wrong Way to Pick Justices (Pressuring the governor is not the way); March 31, p. 1172. * The BIG Map (Thirty days is short time period for review); March 31, p. 1172. * Never to be Forgotten (Dissemination of truthful information); March 31, p. 1172. NOTICES TO THE BAR * Jan. 6, p. 2: Restorations to Practice (Latinsky, Payton); N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division Inclement Weather Closings; Motion Schedule for 2003-04 Court Year; Legal Holidays and Court Recesses Schedule for 2003-04 Court Year. * Jan. 13, p. 62: Newark Municipal Court Information Filing of Court Documents and Hearing of Motions; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Judicial Assignment (Falk); Superior Court Judicial Assignment (Camp); Regionalization of Legal Services Offices; Restoration to Practice (Sonstein); 2003 N.J. Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Annual Assessment; Disciplinary Actions (Cermack, Franco); 2003 N.J. Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Pro Hac Vice Assessment. * Jan. 20, p. 134: N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Revised Civil Case Information Statement; U.S. District Court Judicial Assignments (Martini, Chesler, Wolfson); Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board (IMO LaVergne, Nwaka, Poveromo, Woodside); N.J. Supreme Court Judicial Financial Reporting by Municipal Court Judges; N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Update to Model Civil Jury Charges; N.J. Supreme Court Certified Municipal Court Administrators; N.J. Supreme Court Recall Orders (Callahan, Leahy, Neustadt, Iuliani); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Bankruptcies. * Jan. 27, p. 210: N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division Inclement Weather Closings; U.S. District Court Judicial Assignments (Chesler, Linares, Martini, Wolfson); N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Revised Civil Case Information Statement; N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Directive #1-03 (Former Judge Seeking Nonjudicial Judiciary Employment); Disciplinary Actions (Bowman, Burrick, Cardullo, Chatarpaul, Greenberg, Moore, Schemanski, Schmeling, Zonies); U.S. District Court Proposed Amendments to the Local Civil Rules, Appendix E. * Feb. 3, p. 398: N.J. Administrative Office of the Court Directive #1-03 – Supreme Court’s Determination Regarding Former Judge Seeking Non-Judicial Judiciary Employment; N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division Inclement Weather Closings; U.S. District Court Judicial Assignments (Chesler, Linares, Martini, Wolfson); N.J. Supreme Court Acting Deputy Superior Court Clerk for Monmouth County; N.J. Supreme Court Resignations Without Prejudice; Supreme Court Issues on Appeals — Appeals Added Between Sept. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2002. * Feb. 10, p. 490: N.J. Administrative Office of the Court Directive #1-03 – Supreme Court’s Determination Regarding Former Judge Seeking Non-Judicial Judiciary Employment; N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division Inclement Weather Closings; U.S. District Court Judicial Assignments (Chesler, Linares, Martini, Wolfson); N.J. Law Revision Commission Agenda for February 13, 2003; N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Updates to Model Civil Jury Charges Medical Negligence – Charges 5.36E. 5.36H, 5.36I; Reinstatements of Attorneys; Disciplinary Actions (Sajous, Moorman, Tanski); Bankruptcies. * Feb. 17, p. 566: U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Magistrate Judges’ Motion Practice (Martini, Linares, Chesler, Kugler, Wolfson); U.S. Bankruptcy Court Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Correction of Telephone Number; Ethics Committee Secretary Needed for District IV (Camden and Gloucester Counties); N.J. Supreme Court Recall Judge (Nardi); N.J. Supreme Court Recall Judge (Nardi); N.J. Supreme Court Amendments to Rules Governing the IOLTA Program (R. 1:28A); N.J. Supreme Court Disciplinary Actions (Gero, Sanchez); Recall Judge Assignments (Antell, Bilder, O’Brien, Landau). * Feb. 24, p. 664: Judicial Assignments Megan’s Law Appeals; N.J. Supreme Court Amendments to Rule 1:28B-1 — Lawyers’ Assistance Program; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Magistrate Judges’ Motion Practice (Martini, Linares, Chesler, Kugler, Wolfson); Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board ( IMO Charles Stephen Bartolett); 2002-04 Supreme Court Committees Membership; N.J. Supreme Court Disciplinary Actions (Magnotti, Samay, Schlem, Winkler, Wood); N.J. Supreme Court Orders for Release of Trust Funds (Armellino, Auriemma, Goldstein, Hamer); N.J. Supreme Court Judicial Assignment (Clarke Stolte). * March 3, p. 728: Termination of Recall Status (Cooper, Friend); U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey Magistrate Judges’ Motion Practice (Martini, Linares, Chesler, Kugler, Wolfson); Appointments to the Disciplinary Review Board (Lolla, Holmes, Maudsley, O’Shaughnessy); Nominees for N.J. State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Nominating Committee Report, 2003-04 Executive Committee; N.J. Supreme Court Presiding Judge — Municipal Courts Designation Order Vicinage 12, Union County; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Limited Electronic Filing; Recall Order (Noden); N.J. Supreme Court Appointments to the Disciplinary Review Board (Lolla, Stanton, Holmes, Maudsley and O’Shaughnessy); Judicial Assignment (Stolte); N.J. Supreme Court Communications Data Warrant Judge (Mulvihill); N.J. Supreme Court Assignment Judge for Morris and Sussex Counties (Vicinage 10) (Bozonelis). * March 10, p. 824: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Amendment to Local Rules Chapter 13 Plan, Related Standard Order and Forms, to be Effective April 1, 2003; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Limited Electronic Filing; N.J. Supreme Court Committee on Attorney Advertising Television Advertising by Attorneys; N.J. Superior Court, Chancery Division Case Management Orders and Conferences — Middlesex Vicinage; N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division Vicinages for Emergent Applications — March 17, 2003 through June 8, 2003; N.J. Supreme Court Recall Orders (Stanton, Weber); U.S. District Court District Judges’ Motion Practice (Martini, Linares, Chesler, Kugler, Wolfson); N.J. Supreme Court Orders on Petitions for Release of Funds (Byer, Cartagena); N.J. Supreme Court Judicial Discipline (Sonstein); N.J. Supreme Court Tax Court Clerk Assigned (Ailey); N.J. Supreme Court Disciplinary Orders (Avrigian, Davis, Fornaro, Paskey, Sajous, Santiago). * March 17, p. 928: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Record of Fees Awarded; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Limited Electronic Filing; N.J. Superior Court Morris County Judicial Assignments; U.S. District Court Judicial Assignment (Shwartz); U.S. District Court Amendment of Local Civil Rules Appendix E, List of Petty Offenses and Minimum Fees; New Jersey State Bar Association Board of Trustees Proposes Amendments to NJSBA Bylaws; Revised Exemptions from Madden v. Delran Pro Bono Counsel Assignments for 2003; Reinstatement of Attorneys. * March 24, p. 1032: Appointment of Deputy Clerk, Superior Court, Burlington County (Gould); New Fee Arbitration Secretary for District XII (Union County) Fee Arbitration Committee (Jeney); Restoration to Practice (Gillespie, Caruso); U.S. Bankruptcy Court Record of Fees Awarded; Office of Attorney Ethics Quarterly Discipline Report (Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2002); Disciplinary Actions (Clark, Dupre, Kantor, Magnola, Malat, Silber, Wood); Bankruptcies. * March 31, p. 1152: N.J. Supreme Court Report of the Supreme Court Commission on the Rules of Professional Conduct Reminder that Comment Period Ends April 15, 2003; N.J. Supreme Court Report of the Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Bar Admissions Reminder that Comment Period Ends April 15, 2003; Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board ( IMO Cubberly, Gruber, Wonski); N.J. Supreme Court Rule Amendments for Disciplinary Review Board/Disciplinary Oversight Committee; N.J. Administrative Office of the Courts Guidelines for Alternate Care for Dependents of Persons Detained as Part of Judicial Process — Revised Referral Agency List. SUPPLEMENTS AND THIRD SECTIONS * October to December 2002 Index: Jan. 6. * LegalTech Advance Seminar Directory: Jan. 20. * Automobile Injury: Jan. 27. * Does the Serious Impact Test Survive AICRA?; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 257. * History of the Verbal Threshold; p. 259. * Index to Verbal Threshold Opinions; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 261. * Digests of Unpublished Decisions; by Susan Clapp, p. 264. * Special 125th Anniversary Issue: Jan. 30. * Bankruptcy Law: Feb. 3. * Look Before You Leap Into an Involuntary Bankruptcy Case; by Jeffery A. Deller, p. 446. * Union Labor Under Pressure When Companies File for Protection; by Bruce D. Buechler, Sharon L. Levine and S. Jason Teele, p. 448. * Section 362(h): Use It or Lose It?; by Henry M. 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