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please replace asterisks with bullets (option + 8) ABORTION * High Court Sidesteps Dispute Over Parental Notification for Abortion; by Tony Mauro, Jan. 23, p. 197. ACLU * ACLU, Corporate Groups Join Forces to Change U.S. Policies; by Sue Reisinger, March 13, p. 898. ADVERTISING * Court to Rule on Guideline Putting Restraints on Client Testimonials; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 16, p. 135. * Federal Regulators Fault Proposed N.J. Restriction on Attorney Ads; by Charles Toutant, March 13, p. 889. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT * Worker’s ADA Accommodation Suit Survives Despite Claim of Disability; by Shannon P. Duffy, March 27, p. 1117. APPELLATE WATCH * Justices Snipe at Probation-Officer Arming Statute ( Williams v. New Jersey, A-129/130-04); Popular Science ( Steinberg v. Liberty Science Center, A-4-05); by Michael Booth, Jan. 9, p. 69. * State Seethes at Legal Fee Tab in Ethnic-Slur Case ( Prado v. New Jersey et al., A-33-05); Interstate Crime? ( State v. DeNofa, A-11-05); Lemon-Law Twist ( Ryan v. American Honda Motor Corp., A-16-05); Majority Rule ( Tax Authority Inc. v. Jackson-Hewitt Inc., A-24-05); Third-Party Asbestos ( Olivo v. Exxon Mobil Corp., A-23-05); by Michael Booth, Jan. 23, p. 193. * Justices Delve Into Mens Rea of Trust-Fund Theft ( State v. Mahoney, A-10-05); Permission Slip-Ups ( Hojnowski v. Vans Skate Park, A-17/45-05); Showing Up ( State v. Herrera, A-02-05); Plumbing PLIGA ( Thomsen v. Mercer-Charles, A-35-05); by Michael Booth, Feb. 6, p. 349. * Justices Ponder the Banns and Bans of Marriage ( Lewis v. Harris, A-68-05); Class Distinctions ( Muhammed v. County Bank of Rehoboth Beach, A-39-05, and Delta Funding Corp. v. Harris, A-44-05); by Michael Booth, Feb. 20, p. 493. * High Court Mulls Cop’s CEPA Case Premised on Lax Law Enforcement ( Maimone v. Atlantic City, A-59-05); Guns and Money ( Potente v. Hudson County, A-56-05); Polygraph Ploy ( State v. Castagna, A-13/14-05); Power Play ( Franklin Mutual Insurance Co. v. JCP&L, A-55-05); by Michael Booth, March 13, p. 891. * Justices Weigh Drunken Driving’s Effect of Workers’ Comp Eligibility ( Tlumac v. High Bridge Stone Co. Inc., A-69-05); Driving Ms. Daisy’s Purse ( State v. Thomas, A-60/61-05); Police Scan ( State v. Domicz, A-42-05); by Michael Booth, March 27, p. 1105. ASSOCIATE LIFE * Did You Hear the One About . . . (Junior lawyers joke about shattered expectations); by Marc Galanter, Jan. 2, p. 11. ATTORNEY BILLING, FEES, RETAINERS * The Billable Hour: Are Its Days Numbered?; by Douglas McCollam, Jan. 30, p. 285. * Conflicts Cost Firm in Congoleum Case $13 Million in Fees; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 13, p. 429. * Corporate Counsel Acting as Agent Can Be Indemnified for Legal Fees; by Michael Booth, Feb. 27, p. 601. ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE, ETHICS, MISCONDUCT (See also Discipline Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Lawyer Suspended Amid Probe of Gambling-Related Trust Invasions; by Michael Booth, Jan. 9, p. 77. * Stop Looking for Business!; by Charles Toutant, March 13, p. 885. * Husband of Federal Judge Nominee Charged With Disbarrable Offenses; by Michael Booth, March 27, p. 1107. ATTORNEY GENERAL * Corzine Seeking Top Assistant for A.G. Nominee; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 9, p. 69. * Squaring Accounts (Peter Harvey); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 16, p. 129. * Farber Gets Nod for Top Law Job But Quest for a No. 2 Continues; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 16, p. 133. * New AG Answers Critics, Sets Goals; by Michael Booth, Jan. 30, p. 267. * Advice for Farber: First, Ax Some of the Lawyers; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 13, p. 429. * Corzine Homeland-Security Counsel to be Named First Assistant Attorney General; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 13, p. 432. * Farber Names Pa. U.S. Prosecutor to Head Criminal Justice Division; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 20, p. 499. BANKING * Merger Doctrine Bars Bank’s Bid for Legal Fees; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 30, p. 261. BANKRUPTCY (See also Notices to the Bar, Supplements and Third Sections) * No Drop in N.J. Chapter 7 Filings Under New Law; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 13, p. 429. * Congoleum Bankruptcy Judge Orders More Fee Disgorgement; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 27, p. 601. BOND COUNSEL * Bond Lawyers Queue Up for Transportation Trust Fund Deal (Bond counsel survey); by Henry Gottlieb, March 20, p. 997. BOOK REVIEW * Repayment or Revenge ( Eye for an Eye, by William Ian Miller); by Alec Foege, March 27, p. 1121. CHILD SUPPORT * Child Support Deadbeats Have Right to Counsel, But Who Pay?; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 13, p. 885. CIVIL COURT * Can Court Order Spot Drug Test of Witness Stoned at Deposition?; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 2, p. 1. * Best Practices Hailed as Cause of Backlog Cuts; by Michael Booth, March 20, p. 973. CLASS-ACTION SUITS * Class Counsel in KPMG Case Seek to Sweeten Deal With Legal Fees; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 6, p. 353. * Vioxx Trial to Move in Double Time; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 13, p. 433. * KPMG, Law Firm Drop Out of Deal for $225 Million in Class Action; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 20, p. 499. * As Next Vioxx Trial Nears, Merck Charts Divide-and-Conquer Tack; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 20, p. 501. * U.S. Judge Rejects Motion to Seal Opt-Out List in KPMG Class Action; by Charles Toutant, March 6, p. 745. * Class Action Suit Charges Newark Is Defying Court Edict in Eviction Cases; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 20, p. 979. COMMENTARY * No “Inherent Authority” Justifies Warrantless Wiretaps of Citizens; by Frank Askin, Jan. 2, p. 21. * Out of the Loop and in the Dark (Grievants disserved by judicial discipline rules); by Martin L. Haines, Jan. 2, p. 23. * Allow TV Coverage of U.S. Supreme Court; by Dick Thornburgh and David R. Fine, Jan. 2, p. 23. * ABA Touts Best Practices Guide to Pro Bono and Public Service (Enhancing pro bono opportunities); by Michael S. Greco, Jan. 9, p. 89. * Political Loyalty vs. The Fifth (Libby didn’t take the Fifth because of politics); by Robert A. Mintz, Jan. 9, p. 91. * An Unconstitutional “Cure” (Banning broadcast indecency is a failure); by Bruce Fein, Jan. 9, p. 91. * A Blow to Bullying in School ( L.W. extends Lehmann standard beyond the workplace); by Jerry Tanenbaum, Jan. 16, p. 151. * When Law Schools Take the Low Road (Universities’ hypocrisy shows in dispute over military recruiters); by Jonathan Turley, Jan. 16, p. 151. * Where Are the Women? (Underrepresented on highest court); by Vanessa Ruiz, Jan. 23, p. 213. * Defending Our Way of Life (Balancing civil liberties while defending the nation); by Jon Green, Jan. 23, p. 215. * No Need to Boost Federal Judges’ Pay (Go back to private practice); by James C. Harrington, Jan. 23, p. 215. * The New NBA Wardrobe: Less Bling is an Enforceable Thing (Dress code is on solid footing, but image problems continue); by Anthony R. Caruso, Jan. 30, p. 283. * Big Civil Liberties Victory for Charities (“Enemies’ lists” wrong way for government to go); by Vivian Berger, Jan. 30, p. 283. * Finding Environmental Balance (Some principles to keep in mind); by Lewis Goldshore, Feb. 6, p. 371. * Is Sexual Harassment Training Effective? (No evidence of effectiveness); by Deborah L. Rhode, Feb. 6, p. 371. * Ease Political Pressure on Judges in N.J. Domestic Violence Cases (Turn FRO hearings into jury trials); by David N. Heleniak, Feb. 13, p. 451. * Losing Our Edge (Outsourcing by patent office end of U.S. “can do”); by Robert Kunstadt, Feb. 13, p. 451. * One Nation, One Bar Exam? (Commerce clause case for multistate bar admission); by Gerard J. Clark, Feb. 20, p. 513. * New Bankruptcy Laws Have Unintended Victims (Teenagers in financial training); by Lawrence R. Jones, Feb. 20, p. 515. * Class Action Fairness: Fulfilling the Framers’ Promise (CAFA has made great strides); by John Beisner and Jessica Davidson, Feb. 20, p. 515. * Something’s Got to Go in Tax Brouhaha (We can maintain services at current levels); by Christopher John Stracco, Feb. 27, p. 619. * War on the Constitution (Commander-can-violate-laws theory is subversive); by Jordan Paust, Feb. 27, p. 619. * Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Can Business Have It Both Ways? (Hate litigation, but add to it); by Lawrence Cohen, March 6, p. 759. * Let the Patent Continuations Go On (Flexibility to build portfolios needed); by Robert H. Reis, March 6, p. 759. * Tipping the Balance Back Toward Patent Owners (Ruling to reduce antitrust claims); by Gerard Norton, Patrick Higgins and Jonathan Lagarenne, March 13, p. 907. * Enron’s Gonzo Defense (Blame it on the prosecutors and press); by Robert A. Mintz, March 13, p. 907. * Court Should Not Legislate From the Bench and Redefine Marriage ( Law Journal editorial misses the point); by Len Deo, March 20, p. 993. * Same-Sex Unions � Other Views (Court should enforce equal protection, not create a right); by Daniel J. O’Hern and Melinda Maidens, March 20, p. 995. * The Politics of Housing Prices (Suburbanites want low housing supply); by David J. Frizell, March 27, p. 1123. * Constitutional Illiteracy (Legal profession has failed to educate); by Kathryn Kolbert, March 27, p. 1123. CONSUMER FRAUD ACT * Rolled-Back Odometer Case Raises Novel Treble Damages Offset Issue; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 13, p. 435. * Auto Lessee Is “Consumer” Under Magnuson-Moss Act, Court Rules; by Michael Booth, March 6, p. 743. CONTRACTS * UMDNJ Internal Probe Finds Flubs, Not Politics, in No-Bid Contracts; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 16, p. 135. CORPORATE OFFICERS * Counsel Say “Culture of Waiver” Permeates Federal Investigations; by Marcia Coyle, March 13, p. 909. DISCIPLINE WATCH * Spotty Chapter 13 Petition Brings Debtor’s Lawyer Ethics Censure (Eric Clayman); Words Can Chill (Thomas Williamson); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 9, p. 73. DRUNKEN DRIVING * Alcotest Cases Put in High Gear; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 16, p. 129. * A DWI Lock-Up Law in Name Only?; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 13, p. 885. * Alcotest Rollout Hits Roadblock; by Charles Toutant, March 20, p. 973. EMPLOYMENT * Court Permits Third-Party Suit Over Employer’s Failure to Police Porn; by Michael Booth, Jan. 2, p. 5. * Federal Appeals Court Endorses “Retaliatory Harassment” Theory; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 6, p. 355. * Outsourcing is Triggering Suits; by Tresa Baldas, Feb. 27, p. 597. * Steps for Avoiding Litigation; by Tresa Baldas, Feb. 27, p. 606. * System Glitch; by Lisa Brennan, March 20, p. 973. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (See In Practice) * No Authority in Spill Act for DEP to Seek Order of Remediation; by Charles Toutant, March 20, p. 977. FAMILY LAW (See In Practice) * Still Lawyerless After Over a Year; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 6, p. 349. * Despite 70-Year Romance, Palimony is Denied for Lack of Cohabitation; by Michael Booth, Feb. 13, p. 435. * Fallen Star of the Family Bar (Gourvitz); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 20, p. 493. FILM REVIEW * Rich Man’s Fancy (“Munich”); by James M. Hirschhorn, Jan. 23, p. 208. FIRST AMENDMENT * A Textbook Case; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 16, p. 129. * Yahoo!’s Free Speech Argument Rejected in Closely Watched Case; by Pam Smith, Jan. 23, p. 203. * Court Appoints Panel to Review Rule on Access to Court Records; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 27, p. 603. * Requiring Recruiters on Campus Does Not Flout First Amendment; by Tony Mauro, March 13, p. 895. * Adult Entertainment Lawyer Wins Battle Over Georgia Obscenity Law; by Meredith Hobbs, March 27, p. 1107. GOVERNMENT * New Gov. Makes Round of Key Appointments; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 23, p. 193. * Proposed Meeting Law Would Have Public Bodies Increase Use of Web; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 13, p. 433. * N.J. Vows to Appeal Ruling Voiding Its Limits on Out-of-State Truckers; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 27, p. 603. * Medicare Maelstrom Looms as N.J. Stop-Gap Coverage Is Set to Expire; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 20, p. 981. * Too Little Hot Air in “Lawyer Tax” Trial Balloon; by Michael Booth, March 27, p. 1101. HEALTH CARE (See In Practice) * Physician-Assisted Suicide Law Held Not Trumped by Drug Statute; by Tony Mauro, Jan. 23, p. 199. HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS * “Private” Communities Can’t Regulate Their Residents’ Speech, Court Says; by Michael Booth, Feb. 13, p. 429. IN PRACTICE AUTOMOBILE INJURY * Stepping Down Even Further; by Michael Eatroff and Eric Harrison, Jan. 16, p. 170. CORPORATE LAW * Risk to Removing Corporate Defendants Is Reduced; by Robert E. Bartkus, Jan. 2, p. 29. * What’s (Not) In a Name; by Stuart L. Pachman, March 13, p. 946. ELECTION LAW * Curtailing “Pay to Play” in State Contracts; by Steven H. Sholk, Jan. 9, p. 97. EMPLOYMENT LAW * The Evolution of CEPA; by Mark A. Saloman, Jan. 2, p. 28. * Injunctive Relief in Disability Income Litigation; by Michael E. Quiat, Jan. 23, p. 235. * Proposed Regulations for Retirement Plans; by Richard G. Schwartz, Feb. 6, p. 406. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BY LEWIS GOLDSHORE & MARSHA WOLF * Highlands Taking Challenge Rejected; Jan. 16, p. 171. * The Future of Third-Party Hearings; March 20, p. 1078. ESTATES & TRUSTS LAW * Updated Standards for Termination of Trusts; by Steven K. Mignogna and Anthony R. LaRatta, March 6, p. 854. FAMILY LAW * Gay “Marriage” in Transition; by Jane M. Fearn-Zimmer, Jan. 9, p. 96. * Immigration Sponsor Financially Liable After Divorce; by Meaghan E. Tuohey-Kay, Jan. 23, p. 234. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW * Business Method Patents Gain Momentum; by Rita C. Chipperson, Jan. 30, p. 327. * Stipulated Dismissal Is Not a “Court Decision”; by Barry J. Marenberg, Feb. 27, p. 718. * Nominative Use of Mark Allowed; by David Phillips, March 13, p. 947. INTERNET LAW * Surfing at the Library Could Get Less Restrictive; by Jonathan Bick, Jan. 30, p. 326. * Labor Department Regulates Federal Internet Job Applications; by Jonathan Bick, March 6, p. 855. LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW * More New “Pay to Play” Rules; by David M. Ragonese, Feb. 6, p. 407. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE * Revisiting Informed Consent Issues; by Simone Handler-Hutchinson, Feb. 13, p. 470. REAL ESTATE LAW * Concerns With COAH’s Substantive Regulations; by Robert Axel Kasuba, Feb. 13, p. 471. * Historic Due Diligence Is Now a Necessity; by Kevin J. Moore, March 20, p. 1079. SECURITIES LAW * Laying Out the Welcome Mat for SEC Examiners; by Ludmila Mendez, Feb. 27, p. 719. INADMISSIBLE * Stage Bite (ACLU’s Barocas in musical send-up); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 2, p. 3. * Patently Misled? (Lawyer charges fraud against Budd Larner); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 2, p. 3. * “Mind Boggling” Explanation (DRB recommends three-month suspension for Alsobrook); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 2, p. 3. * Dead Letter (Sen. Rice to block judicial pay raises); by Michael Booth, Jan. 2, p. 3. * Teed Off! (A hole in one but no prize); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 9, p. 71. * Litigation by a Nose (Horse trainer and owners fight over fees); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 9, p. 71. * Chat-Room Spat (Damages sought for online humiliation); by Tresa Baldas, Jan. 9, p. 71. * Finally, This Footnote (An article about asterisk footnotes wins award); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 9, p. 71. * Dog Gone (Owner wants dog back after Hurricane Katrina); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 16, p. 131. * Great Wall of Conflict (Boxing promoter King’s lawyer in trouble); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 16, p. 131. * Food for Thought (Patient privacy case lawyers want Supreme Court to hear class action bid); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 16, p. 131. * Politics Aside (Suswein joins Corzine’s legal team); by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 16, p. 131. * Minibike, Major Time (Defining motor vehicle for drunken driving statute); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 23, p. 195. * Proverbs 11:29 (Lawyer’s discipline suspended for inherited runners system); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 23, p. 195. * Merit Pay (Affidavit of merit applies to pro se litigant, too); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 23, p. 195. * Going “Wayback” (Suit allowed against firm for failing to secure Web page copyright); by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 23, p. 195. * First, Kill the Lawyers’ Fees (Judge cuts counsel fees in class action); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 30, p. 263. * The Best and the Brightest (In Miller v. Lambert, best practices defeat); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 30, p. 263. * Sworn Enemies (Camden plan for development hits setback again); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 30, p. 263. * Cushy Berth (Harvey lands at Patterson Belknap); by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 30, p. 263. * Switching Sectors (Corzine picks lawyers for cabinet departments); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 6, p. 351. * The Curse of Age (African genocide case dismissed); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 6, p. 351. * Attacking Marshall’s Plan (State asks U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate death sentence); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 6, p. 351. * A Stack of Suspensions (Landfield suspended for 15 months); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 6, p. 351. * Testing Positive (Drugged deposed plaintiff’s case may be dismissed); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 13, p. 431. * Ice and Easy (Cleary investigating NHL betting ring); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 13, p. 431. * No Secrets (King rules state must hand over Alcotest results); by Michael Booth, Feb. 13, p. 431. * Fusion in Florham Park (Greenberg Traurig’s N.J. office half way to “critical mass”); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 13, p. 431. * Garden State Send-Off (Alito’s investiture well attended); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 20, p. 495. * Quick to the Chop (Sonia Harris disbarred for money-laundering role); by Michael Booth, Feb. 20, p. 495. * Justice Served (Plaintiff rescued in Beach v. Correctional Medical Services); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 20, p. 495. * (Don’t) Help Yourself (Firm wins copyright infringement case concerning singer Tom Jones); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 20, p. 495. * Manhattan Transfer (Sheehan moves to NYC’s Troutman Sanders); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 27, p. 599. * Asking for a Free Ride (Defense lawyers want state to pay for expert analysis of Alcotest); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 27, p. 599. * Open Bar (State Bar adds at-large trustee seats for gays and old); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 27, p. 599. * Logo a No Go To Sue Firm (Dissolved Jacoby & Myers is safe against suit); by Anthony Lin, Feb. 27, p. 599. * Jorgensen’s Charge (Middlesex’s presiding municipal court judge a scholar of Gettysburg battle); by Henry Gottlieb, March 6, p. 739. * Casinos Comping Jurors? (Will casinos extend pay for Vioxx jurors?); by Lisa Brennan, March 6, p. 739. * How to Extend Filing Deadlines (Township maneuvers to keep public defender); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 6, p. 739. * The Sea Sponge Defense (Sea sponge replaces sua sponte in lawyer’s brief); by Mike McKee, March 6, p. 739. * Pricey Habit (High plaintiff has suit dismissed); by Charles Toutant, March 13, p. 887. * Eminent Legerdemain (New scrutiny for Bloomfield redevelopment project); by Lisa Brennan, March 13, p. 887. * Poster Boy (Everybody loves suspended lawyer Cozzarelli); by Michael Booth, March 13, p. 887. * Late for Class Action (Lawsuit against car dealers peters out); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 13, p. 887. * A Second Shot (Judge Alcazar might get another term); by Michael Booth, March 20, p. 975. * A Few Billion Off (Trump libel trial held in Camden); by Charles Toutant, March 20, p. 975. * Smoking Pen ( The Lancet article might hurt Merck’s chances); by Lisa Brennan, March 20, p. 975. * No Reply (Bergen County’s prosecutor office violates OPRA); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 20, p. 975. * Tilting Windmills (Christie explains Bristol-Myers Squibb prosecution deal); by Lisa Brennan, March 27, p. 1103. * Buried (Taking from clients to pay for the dead); by Henry Gottlieb, March 27, p. 1103. * Less Is Less (N.J. budget cutbacks affect work); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 27, p. 1103. * A Crabby Circuit (Complaints increase in Third Circuit); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 27, p. 1103. INSURANCE COMPANIES, DEFENSE, LAW (See also In Practice) * Life for Sale; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 30, p. 261. * Court Lets Defense Make Case That Back-Seat Rider Didn’t Buckle Up; by Charles Toutant, March 20, p. 977. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (See also In Practice) * Law Firms Brace for Stem Cell Work; by Pamela A. Maclean, Feb. 20, p. 503. * The Growing Pains of an IP Practice; by Ben Hallman, March 6, p. 761. INTERNET * The Cult Cracker; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 9, p. 69. JUDGES (See Inadmissible, Notices to the Bar) New Jersey * Codey Nominates New Judges; by Michael Booth, Jan. 9, p. 79. * Senatorial Courtesy Kills Judgeship; by Michael Booth, Jan. 16, p. 133. * Town Judge in Ethics Hot Soup for Presiding on Client’s Harass Case; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 30, p. 265. * Judge’s Name Taken in Vain; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 20, p. 493. * Sex Suit Settled, Subryan Ethics Case to Resume; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 20, p. 493. * As Judge Retires, He Rules for Firm That’s Hiring Him; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 27, p. 597. * Municipal Judge Defends Having Arraigned His Client’s Adversary; by Michael Booth, March 20, p. 973. United States * Geographic Impasse Ends as Four Are Cleared for Federal Judgeships; by Michael Booth, Jan. 23, p. 197. * Bush Names Five to Federal Bench (Bumb, Hillman, Sheridan, Wigenton, Chagares); by Michael Booth, Jan. 30, p. 265. JURORS * Race-Sensitive Judge Gets Knuckles Rapped on Appeal; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 30, p. 261. * Judge Mulls Plan to Hike Pay for Vioxx Trial Jury; by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 6, p. 349. * Judge Interrupts Vioxx Testimony To Instruct Jury on Label Warnings; by Lisa Brennan, March 13, p. 900. * When Jurors Run the Show; by Lisa Brennan, March 27, p. 1101. LAND USE * No Deed Is an Island; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 23, p. 193. * Religious Group Can’t Benefit From Eminent Domain, Pa. Court Rules; by Gina Passarella, Feb. 13, p. 439. * Court Ducks Issue of Compensating Land’s Owner for Alleged Easement; by Michael Booth, March 6, p. 743. LAW FIRMS, LAWYERS * Lawyers Mobilize as Identity Theft Law Takes Effect; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 2, p. 1. * A Real Estate Lawyer’s Cautionary Tale; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 2, p. 1. * More Firms Look to Associates to Take Care of Business; by Leigh Jones, Jan. 2, p. 25. * N.J. Firms Make Biggest Dent Yet in Major Merger and Acquisition Work (M&A wrap-up); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 9, p. 93. * Five Questions Firms Face in 2006; by Emma Schwartz, Jan. 16, p. 153. * Rolling Dice on Indian Law; by Charles Toutant, Jan. 23, p. 193. * Defendant Stabs His Lawyer in Court; by Tom Perrotta, Jan. 23, p. 203. * Salary Raises Dwarfed by Law School Tuition Hikes; by Leigh Jones, Feb. 6, p. 373. * The Good Times Still Roll (M&A national survey); by Michael Moline, Feb. 13, p. 453. * Five Months After Katrina’s Landfall, New Orleans Lawyers Still in Limbo; by Leigh Jones, Feb. 20, p. 508. * Helping Underfunded Plaintiffs’ Lawyers � at a Price; by Alison Frankel, Feb. 20, p. 517. * Ex-Partners Feud Over Remains of Firm That Busted; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 6, p. 737. * Lured by Piper, Area Firms Hike Starting Pay; by Gina Passarella, March 13, p. 910. * Bar Exam Failures Are on the Rise; by Leigh Jones, March 13, p. 885. * A White-Shoe Firm Gets Some Unwelcome Attention; by Leigh Jones, March 20, p. 988. * Playing the Field; by Charles Toutant, March 27, p. 1125. LEGAL MALPRACTICE * Not Another Circle Chevrolet!; by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 2, p. 1. * Affidavit of Merit Doesn’t Protect Firm From Frivolous Suit Sanction; by Michael Booth, Jan. 2, p. 5. * Insurance Defense Lawyers Feeling Sting of Carrier’s Legal Malpractice Suit; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 6, p. 349. LEGAL TECH * Top Electronic Document Review Tips for Associates; by Dionne Carney Rainey, Jan. 2, p. 31. * Following the Information Trail; by Mark A. Berman and Aaron Zerykier, Jan. 9, p. 99. * Client Service: Beyond Extranets; by Chris Montgomery and Kathy Hogy, Jan. 16, p. 156. * De-Duplicating E-Mail the Right Way; by Craig Ball, Jan. 23, p. 220. * Metadata: Uncertain and Unseen; by Todd Nunn, Jan. 30, p. 288. * What Does Your Web Site Say About You?; by Margot Teleki, Feb. 6, p. 376. * Beware of the License Police; by Robert Scott, Feb. 13, p. 456. * Running Interference; by Alan Cohen, Feb. 20, p. 520. * Welcome to Surfers Anonymous; by Brett Burney, Feb. 27, p. 624. * If You’ve Got a Phone; by Don Routhier, March 6, p. 764. * Create a Portable Trial Kit; by Ross Kodner, March 13, p. 912. * Tuned Out in Less Than a Second; by Margot Teleki, March 20, p. 1000. * Latest Wireless Gadgets Leap Ahead of Old Hardware; by Alan Cohen, March 27, p. 1128. LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP * Codey Leaves Office With a Flair, Signing Bevy of Bills Into Law; by Michael Booth, Jan. 16, p. 139. LOBBYISTS * Trenton Lobbyists Enjoy a Rebound (lawyer lobbying survey); by Michael Booth, Feb. 27, p. 621. MAKING YOUR POINT � A GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE WRITING, BY KENNETH F. OETTLE * Good Editing Is Important, But Solid Preparation Is Key; Jan. 9, p. 88. * “Which” Is Often Incorrectly Used in Place of “That”; Jan. 23, p. 212. * Don’t Twist Your Prose Into a Pretzel; Feb. 6, p. 368. * Misinterpreting Cases Is an Occupational Hazard; Feb. 20, p. 512. * “Rather” Is an Unnecessary, Annoying Signal; March 6, p. 756. * Do Not Make a Thought Long Just Because It Is Good; March 20, p. 992. MANAGEMENT * The Makings of a Partner; by Joel A. Rose, Jan. 2, p. 27. * The Fine Art of the Phone Call; by Olivia Fox Cabane, Jan. 9, p. 95. * For Small Firms and Solos: A Business Plan for 2006; by Florence M. Fass, Jan. 16, p. 155. * Management Tools Gone Dull? Sharpen Your Saws Now; by Raymond J. Dowd, Jan. 23, p. 219. * Speaking Opportunities Need to be BAD to be Effective; by Julie Meyer, Jan. 30, p. 287. * Sorting Through Your Marketing Options; by Jill Windwer, Feb. 6, p. 375. * Investing in Your Associates; by Chuck Polin and Evan Polin, Feb. 13, p. 455. * Appreciating Depreciation; by David Roberts and Cindy Chu, Feb. 20, p. 519. * Trading Spaces; by Lori Tripoli, Feb. 27, p. 623. * So You Think You Aren’t Marketing?; by Sally Glick, March 6, p. 763. * Focus on Accounts Receivable; by Jake Krocheski, March 13, p. 911. * Visualizing Your Way to Marketing Success; by Olivia Fox Cabane, March 20, p. 999. * Using a Dumpster as the Key to Good Marketing; by Joey Asher, March 27, p. 1127. MEDIATION * Court Committee Ditches Proposal to Pay Mediators; by Mary P. Gallagher, March 27, p. 1101. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS * Jan. 2, p. 25: Apollo Management to Pay $975M for Tyco International Unit; Checkpoint Barcode Systems to be Sold to Japanese Co. for $40M; Vestcom International Acquired by Bowne & Co. for $30M; B&G Acquires Grandmas Molasses from Cadbury Schweppes for $30M; Lincoln Education Services Pays $10M for Euphoria Institute. * Jan. 9, p. 93: Ford Completes Sale of Hertz Corp.; LKQ Acquires Fit-Rite for $39.6M; Wipro To Buy mPower and MPACT Technology for $28M; Stryker Buys PlasmaSol of Hoboken for About $17.5M; Discovery Labs To Buy Totowa Plant for $16M. * Jan. 16, p. 153: Hudson United of Mahwah to Merge With TD Banknorth; Franklin Lakes’ Becton, Dickinson To Acquire GeneOhm Sciences; Hersha Hospitality Trust Acquires Mount Laurel Hotel, Two Others; Cedar Shopping Centers Buys Shore Mall, Property for $35.65M; International Power Group to Buy 51 Percent of GiraSolar for $4.4M. * Jan. 23, p. 217: Bain Capital Partners Acquires Burlington Coat Factory for $2.06B; Somerset’s EMCORE Buys K2 Optronics for $4.8M; New Life Scientific Acquires Pharma Trials International; Digital Imaging Resource Merges With VIANET. * Jan. 30, p. 285: Platinum Energy Resources to Buy Tandem Energy Holdings for $105M; Knight Capital Group to Acquire Hotspot FX for About $77.5M; Rose Art Industries to Buy Board Dudes Inc. for $17M; BPK Resources of Totowa Pays $3.5M for Graphite Technology. * Feb. 6, p. 373: Honeywell Sells Aluminum Unit for $425M to Investment Firm; Magellan Health Services Acquires National Imaging Associates; DRS Technologies Acquires Engineered Support Systems; Alpine Group Pays $8.5M for Stake in Essex Electric Co.; Correction. * Feb. 13, p. 453: MidOcean Partners Sells Interest in Vitaquest International for $309.3M; Automatic Data Processing Sells Business to Solera for $975M; Hudson City Bancorp Acquires Sound Federal Bancorp for $265M; Ventiv Health Buys Adheris; Ness Technologies Buys Innova Solutions for $25M. * Feb. 20, p. 517: IDT Corp. Acquires Net2Phone; Mack-Cali of Cranford Acquires Gale Real Estate of Florham Park; M.G.B.D.C. Group Acquires Property in Brick for $11.15M; Millennium Cell Acquires Percentage of Gecko Energy. * Feb. 27, p. 621: Edgewater Technology Acquires Mass. Consulting-Services Provider; Mott’s Buys Drink Brands From PacificHealth Labs; Stem Cell Innovations Merges With Amphioxus Cell Technologies; Comvita New Zealand Acquires Stake in Derma Sciences Inc.; Medi-Hut To Receive Settlement of 4.5M From Former Auditor. * March 6, p. 761: Del Monte Corp. Pays $705M for Meow Mix Holdings of Secaucus; dj Orthopedics Acquires Aircast; Cherry Hill’s Pinnacle Foods Group Buys Armour Foods for $183M; Chatham Executive Center Purchased for $17M; Akers Biosciences Acquires WNCK. * March 13, p. 909: Prudential to Buy Allstate Unit; CR Bard Pays $166M for Venetec International Inc.; Mount Laurel’s Mace Security Sells 12 Arizona Car-Wash Facilities; K-Tron of Pitman Pays $6.2M for J.M.J. Industries. * March 20, p. 997: Pharmos of Iselin to Buy Ewing’s Vela Pharmaceuticals; Retirement Home Operator Buys 7 N.J. Nursing Homes for $27M; Ventive Health Adds Two Units; Monmouth Real Estate Sells Building in Kansas for $1.4M. * March 27, p. 1125: SBA Communications Acquires AAT Communications for $1B; WellPoint Systems Acquires Ideas International for $4.65M; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Buys Targent’s Oncology Drug Assets; Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Pays $1.45B for Aztar Corp. NEW AGE PRACTICE * Associate Ranks Are No Longer Divided Into Washouts and Stars; by Bruce MacEwen, Jan. 2, p. 26. * How To Avoid Giving Judges Headaches; by Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa, Jan. 16, p. 148. * Sex and Lawyers and Books and the City ( FAB) (Associates bill by day, write by night); by Danali K. Dasgupta, Jan. 30, p. 277. * Blogging Profs Assault Ivory Tower; by Leigh Jones, March 6, p. 747. NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION * State Bar Adopts Strategic Initiative Aimed at New Members, Sponsors; by Charles Toutant, Feb. 20, p. 497. OBITUARIES * Charles Lamby, retire PSE&G attorney, 95; George James, Wildwood area attorney, 84; by Mary Beth Cole, Jan. 2, p. 8. * Robert Read, Union County lawyer, 90; by Mary Beth Cole, Jan. 9, p. 73. * James Higgins, Morris County Litigator, 62; David Holley, Parsippany attorney, 35; Howard Ideson, workers’ compensation specialist, 85; by Mary Beth Cole, Jan. 16, p. 136. * Gerard Carey, Seton Hall law professor emeritus, 84; Carol Lynn Cox, Spring Lake lawyer, 59; John MacDermid, workers’ compensation attorney, 75; by Mary Beth Cole, Jan. 23, p. 199. * Louis Spielvogel, centenarian lawyer, 107; Daniel Miller, lawyer/CEO, 89; Francis Casilli, tax lawyer, 81; Patricia Remlinger, 70; Frederick Testa, 58; by Mary Beth Cole, Jan. 30, p. 267. * David Rosenberg, Middlesex County judge, 62; Robert Greenberg, Hudson County lawyer, 77; by Mary Beth Cole, Feb. 6, p. 356. * Hon. W. Thomas McGann, South Jersey judge, 94; by Mary Beth Cole, Feb. 13, p. 432. * David Brandley, Caldwell attorney, 79; by Mary Beth Cole, Feb. 20, p. 498. * Matthew Aaron, former municipal judge, 88; Francis Pykon, Newark solo, 79; Sanford Amdur, East Rutherford attorney, 59; John Mennite, former prosecutor, 51; by Mary Beth Cole, Feb. 27, p. 604. * Sydney Stoldt Jr., Hackensack lawyer, 73; Thomas Senger, Hudson Co., attorney, 57; by Mary Beth Cole, March 6, p. 740. * Robert Rosenberg, in practice for 60 years, 94; V. Seeley Romaine, in practice for 52 Years, 80; by Mary Beth Cole, March 27, p. 1106. PERSONAL INJURY LAW (See New Jersey State Bar Association, Suits & Deals) * Holding the High-Tech Edge; by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 27, p. 597. POLICE * Police, Courts Gear Up for Switch to Electronic Summons and Complaints; by Charles Toutant, March 13, p. 889. * Police Traffic-Stop Videos Are Held Not Subject to Release Under OPRA; by Charles Toutant, March 27, p. 1107. PRE-EMPTION * New FDA Rule’s Preable Stirs Up Bar on Both Sides; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 30, p. 261. PRODUCT LIABILITY (See Suits & Deals) * Appeals Court Opens Door to Accutane Suits by Foreign Users; by Michael Booth, March 6, p. 737. * A Lead-Paint Cinch; by Charles Toutant, March 6, p. 737. PUBLIC ADVOCATE * Civil Rights Litigator Chen Named First Public Advocate in a Decade; by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 9, p. 78. RICO * Drug Company Lodges RICO Suit, Charging Disinformation Campaign; by Lisa Brennan, March 13, p. 888. SCHOOLS * African American’s Presence Drops Among Law Students; by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 27, p. 597. SEARCH AND SEIZURE * Warrantless Car Searches Held Not Incident to Arrests; by Michael Booth, Jan. 16, p. 129. * High Court Draws Fine Line on Spousal Consent to Searches ( Georgia v. Randolph, No. 04-1067); Federal Territory ( Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Dabit, No. 04-1371); by Alyson M. Palmer, March 27, p. 1116. SECURITIES * Secret Sources Safe in Securities Suit; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 6, p. 359. * SEC Backs Board Election Initiatives; by Ron Orol, Feb. 13, p. 438. * Securities Class Actions Down, But Don’t be Too Quick to Call It a Trend; by Petra Pasternak, Feb. 20, p. 503. SENTENCING * Third Circuit Split on Booker Sentencing Issues; by Shannon P. Duffy, Feb. 27, p. 607. SETTLEMENTS * Testing the Limits of Settlement Secrecy; by Henry Gottlieb, March 27, p. 1101. SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, MISCONDUCT; SEX OFFENDERS (See ‘Megan’s Law’) * Charitable Immunity Repealer Leads Late Action in Lame-Duck Session; by Michael Booth, Jan. 9, p. 75. * Ninth Circuit Panel: Overseas Sex With Minor Subject to Regulation; by Justin Scheck, Feb. 6, p. 353. * Circuit Court Upholds Penalties for Enticing Phone Calls; by Mark Hamblett, March 20, p. 989. SPOLIATION * Claimed Computer Tampering Tests Limits of Law on Spoliation; by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 9, p. 69. STRICT LIABILITY (See Suits & Deals) * Debt-Collection Lawyers’ Affidavits Not Immunized, Circuit Court Says; by Peter Geier, March 13, p. 901. SUITS & DEALS ACQUISITION * New Jersey Meadowlands Commission v. Kammand ($5.05M for Land Acquisition); by Michael Booth, Jan. 9, p. 77. * MorEquity Inc. v. Lehman Bros. ($2.2M award); by Lisa Brennan, Jan. 30, p. 269. AUTO NEGLIGENCE * Valentini Jr. v. Ford Motor Co. ($20.5M jury verdict); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 2, p. 9. * Phillips v. Dong ($1.2M settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 16, p. 137. * Bowman v. Bocchiccho ($625,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 16, p. 137. * Pereira v. Gerena ($1.54M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Toribio v. New Jersey ($950,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Berry v. Carlin ($600,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Kelly v. CTX-TL Inc. ($6M settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 6, p. 357. * Nelson v. Miller ($300,000 jury award); by Michael Booth, Feb. 6, p. 357. * Schuler v. Meleo (No cause); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 6, p. 357. * Tejada v. Garzun ($2.8M jury award); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 13, p. 437. * Taddeo v. Celentano ($1.85M settlement); by Michael Booth, Feb. 13, p. 437. * Hoffman v. Brown-Findon ($1.68M jury award); by Michael Booth, Feb. 20, p. 501. * Armstead v. Crosson ($3M jury award); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 27, p. 605. * Linzer v. Kessler ($900,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 27, p. 605. * Estate of Sadavadge v. Joseph’s Limousine Service ($500,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Feb. 27, p. 605. * Estate v. Sean Fleming v. Campanale ($1.189M settlement); by Lisa Brennan, March 6, p. 745. * Maldonado v. Knight ($1.225M settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 6, p. 745. * Wagner v. Fondi ($700,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, March 6, p. 745. * Graser v. Carteret ($750,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, March 13, p. 893. * Kozarski v. Shapowalenko ($665,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, March 27, p. 1109. * Cramer v. Laggren ($500,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 27, p. 1109. DISCRIMINATION * Morales v. Hudson County Sheriff’s Office ($220,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, March 27, p. 1109. DRINKING * Edmonds v. Tavern Rest, Inc. (No cause); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 23, p. 201. LIABILITY * Gambino v. All American Rodeo Co. ($870,000 verdict); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 13, p. 893. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/NEGLIGENCE * Robinson v. Uthaman ($1M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 2, p. 9. * Gomez v. Daneshvar ($8.25M jury award); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 16, p. 137. * Askew v. Delvadia ($3M settlement); by Michael Booth, Jan. 16, p. 137. * Rothenberg v. Rauscher ($500,000 jury award); by Michael Booth, Jan. 23, p. 201. * Ricker v. Hunterdon Medical Center ($1M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Smith v. Badin et al. ($3.8M jury verdict); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 13, p. 437. * Rojevic v. Scian ($2M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Feb. 20, p. 501. * Hinman v. Dello Russo (No cause); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 20, p. 501. * Terris v. Cohen ($8.35M jury award); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 27, p. 605. * Legnante et al. v. Carrier Foundation Inc. et al. ($2.596M jury award); by Michael Booth, March 20, p. 981. * Bujak v. Bortniker ($750,000 jury award); by Lisa Brennan, March 20, p. 981. PERSONAL INJURY * Flores v. Alvarez ($386,205 jury award); by Charles Toutant, Feb. 27, p. 605. * Miller v. Bonk, et al. ($960,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, March 13, p. 893. PRODUCT LIABILITY * Schleicher v. Century Industries Inc. et al. ($340,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Feb. 13, p. 437. * James v. Century Inc. ($7.5M settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 6, p. 745. * Raschella v. Motion Import Inc. ($720,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, March 13, p. 893. * Boyle v. Ford Motor Co. ($26.2M jury award); by Henry Gottlieb, March 27, p. 1109. WHISTLE-BLOWERS * Daneshvar v. Atlantic Pathologists ($700,000 settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 20, p. 981. * Migliaccio v. Garfield ($425,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, March 27, p. 1109. WORKPLACE INJURY * Mazza v. After Disaster Housing Corp. ($2.95M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Cruz v. Pilot Products Inc. ($1.25M settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Aanonsen v. Amquip Corp. ($1M settlement); by Michael Booth, Jan. 30, p. 269. * Carroll v. Oldcastle Inc. ($1.89M jury award); by Michael Booth, Feb. 6, p. 357. * Giordano v. Masouleh Corp. ($500,000 settlement); by Mary P. Gallagher, Feb. 13, p. 437. * Potenzone v. Annin & Co. ($850,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 20, p. 501. WRONGFUL DEATH * Monk v. Dean ($1.8M settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Feb. 6, p. 357. * Winnicki v. Steak & Ale of New Jersey (no cause); by Mary P. Gallagher, March 27, p. 1109. * Estate of Hunt v. Och ($750,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, March 27, p. 1109. WRONGFUL DISCHARGE * Kurnik v. The Cooper Health System ($4.68M jury award); by Charles Toutant, Jan. 23, p. 201. SUPREME COURT, SUPREME COURT COMMITTEES NEW JERSEY (See also Appellate Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Civil Rules Panel Wants Wordier Appeals Rulings; by Henry Gottlieb, March 6, p. 737. * Being Practical; by Henry Gottlieb, March 6, p. 746. UNITED STATES (See Courtside) * Don’t Expect Roberts Rerun; by Tony Mauro, Jan. 9, p. 79. * Alito’s Tomato Pie Philosophy; by Tony Mauro, Feb. 6, p. 370. * Alito’s First Day on Court Packed With Key Issues; by Tony Mauro, Feb. 27, p. 612. * Parsing Alito’s Clerk Picks; by Tony Mauro, Feb. 27, p. 613. * Court Rules Hobbs Act Doesn’t Outlaw Anti-Abortion Violence; by Tony Mauro, March 6, p. 752. * Justices Less Fixed on Anna Nicole Than on Campaign Finance Reform; by Tony Mauro, March 6, p. 753. * New Supreme Court Singing in Harmony; by Tony Mauro, March 20, p. 983. TERRORISM * State Loses Bid to Probe Port Deal; by Lisa Brennan, March 6, p. 741. THIRD CIRCUIT * Alito Nomination Tops Highlights of Third Circuit Year; by Shannon P. Duffy, Jan. 2, p. 7. TORT CLAIMS ACT * Township May be Liable for Failure to Abate Condition Causing Floods; by Michael Booth, Jan. 2, p. 9. UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE * Big Pharma’s Big Leap; by Jenna Greene, Jan. 23, p. 217. EDITORIALS * A Constitutional Commission on Property Tax? (Might create dynamic to gridlock); Jan. 2, p. 22. * Sweet Charity (The link between corporations and politicians’ charitable foundations); Jan. 2, p. 22. * Shameful Euphemism (Streamlined Procedures Act whittles away protections of the Great Writ); Jan. 9, p. 90. * Overhead (UMDNJ and the patronage problem); Jan. 9, p. 90. * Habeas Corpus for Secret Detainees (The Great Writ protects against tyranny); Jan. 16, p. 150. * Unredeemed (Innocent men have been sentenced to death); Jan. 16, p. 150. * Marginal Marketing (Impersonal holiday card greetings); Jan. 16, p. 150. * Senatorial Courtesy: Same Old Story (This practice should be abolished); Jan. 23, p. 214. * Erosion of Attorney-Client Privilege (Government encroaches on bedrock principles); Jan. 23, p. 214. * National Borders on the ‘Net (Gloriously libertarian days of cyberspace are coming to a close); Jan. 23, p. 214. * Life and Death: Who Decides? (Oregon has pioneered the way); Jan. 30, p. 282. * Where Shall We Sit? (The Enron trial and sitting arrangements); Jan. 30, p. 282. * The Gates of Redemption (Time to look at readmission of disbarred attorneys); Feb. 6, p. 370. * The Next Chief Justice (Bipartisan nature of court should stay); Feb. 6, p. 370. * Christie’s Public Screed (A regrettable expression of displeasure with AG’s office); Feb. 13, p. 450. * Mr. Justice, We Do Know You (We didn’t believe those things your critics said about you); Feb. 13, p. 450. * Way of Life (We need to change our manner of living concerning our oil addiction); Feb. 20, p. 514. * Electronic Court Filing (Wish state system was as advanced as the federal one); Feb. 20, p. 514. * Gouging (It’s time for price controls); Feb. 27, p. 618. * Modern Free Speech (In a changed society, speech must transform); Feb. 27, p. 618. * Tea Ceremony (Government cannot make its case against Brazilian church); March 6, p. 758. * Lawyering at the O.K. Corral (Tasteless ads); March 6, p. 758. * Heed the Call (Legislature should act to fix Johnson v. Braddy); March 6, p. 758. * In Favor of Same-Sex Marriage (Editorial board ends its silence); March 13, p. 907. * Informed Citizens (Criticizing our leaders is America’s strengthen); March 13, p. 907. * “Coaching” a Witness (Preparing witnesses is not unethical); March 20, p. 994. * Official Reality (Government and KPMG’s agreement obstructs justice); March 20, p. 994. * Financing Tort Litigation (Opinion 691 is a good start); March 20, p. 994. * Right to Counsel (For defendants who don’t pay child support); March 27, p. 1122. * A Step Backward for Mediation (Committee’s recommendations a travesty); March 27, p. 1122. NOTICES TO THE BAR * Jan. 2, p. 2: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Amendment of Local Rules, Annual Rule Making Cycle; U.S. District Court Announcement of Vacancies on Criminal Justice Act Panel; Mass Tort Designation � Bextra/Celebrex Litigation; Reinstatement of Attorneys; Attorney Resignations Without Prejudice (Baisinger, Bearden, Garrison, Gulizia, Kaufman, Monahan, Samy, Wood); Chacko Named Superior Court Appellate Division Clerk; Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Forkin); Disciplinary Action (Lee). * Jan. 9, p. 70: Disciplinary Action (Stein); Chacko Named Superior Court Appellate Division Clerk; Proposed Attorney Advertising Guideline 4 � Use of Endorsements or Testimonials from Clients. * Jan. 16, p. 130: Judge Triarsi as Wiretap/CDW Judge; Judicial Assignments; Recall Judge Assignments (Figarotta, Hawkins, Landau, Peskoe); Revised Uniform Defendant Reporting System; Orders to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Hussain-El, Musto, Petrocelli); Lawyers Fund for Client Protection 2006 Annual Assessment; Proposed Attorney Advertising Guideline 4 � Use of Endorsements or Testimonials from Clients; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Admission Pro Hac Vice; Supreme Court Order in Alcotest Cases ( State v. Chun); Doyne Named Bergen County’s Acting Assignment Judge; Judges Maier and Testa Assigned; Bankruptcies. * Jan. 23, p. 194: Interim Deputy Clerk, Superior Court for Atlantic, Cape May Counties (Berchtold); Recall and Assignment Order for Judge Rosemary Higgins Cass; Middlesex County Centralized Arraignment Program; Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Lynch); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Vacated Motions to Revoke Licenses (Conroy, Danias, Einhorn, Falcone, Frink-Hamlett, Geller, Heuer, Hughes, Kim, Knudsen, Kyles, Mahoney, McKenzie, New, Patouhas, Rondeau, Rosier, Russo, Weinstein); Resignations Without Prejudice (Lax, Dougherty, Shuter, Klugheit, Valentine); Disciplinary Actions (Katsios). * Jan. 30, p. 262: Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board ( IMO Wyskowski, London, Sharma, McClear); Triarsi Designated Communications Data Warrant and Wiretap Judge; Disciplinary Action (Jonas); Revised Uniform Defendant Reporting System � Correction; Judges Bergman, Fleming and Hutchins-Henderson Assigned; U.S. District Court Section 1983 Litigation Seminar; Disciplinary Orders to Show Cause (Gall, Skoller, Winkler); Amendment of Rule 1:20B-2; Disciplinary Actions (Blacker, Simms); Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Litigation Reassigned to Middlesex; Disciplinary Action (Kearns); Restoration to Practice (Santiago); Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Hotline; Disciplinary Order to Show Cause (Brown); Appointment of Clerk of the Appellate Division (Chacko). * Feb. 6, p. 350: State Bar Young Lawyers Division Seeks Nominations for 2006 Awards; Workers’ Compensation Court Relocating Elizabeth Offices; Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Hotline; Issues on Appeal (Appeals Added in the N.J. Supreme Court Between Dec. 16, 2005, and Jan. 28, 2006); Standards for Backup Domestic Violence Hearing Officers Directive No. 2-06 [Supplements Directive No. 16-01]; Disciplinary Actions (Landfield, Scoon); U.S. District Court Section 1983 Litigation Seminar; Restoration to Practice (Guzzino); Attorneys in Compliance With IOLTA; Revocation of License to Practice (Hayden); Corrected Telephone Number for Judge Robert Reed, Somerset Co.; Bankruptcies. * Feb. 13, p. 430: Morris County Bar Association Judicial Eligibility Committee; U.S. District Court Section 1983 Litigation Seminar; Judge Bartlett Assigned Temporarily to Somerset County, Criminal Part; Recall Judge Humphreys Assigned Temporarily to Appellate Division; N.J. Law Revision Commission Meeting Agenda for February 16, 2006; ELEC Public Financing of Primary and General Elections for the Office of Governor: N.J.A.C. 19:15 and 19:25-16; Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Gronlund); Request by Local Counsel for Pro Hac Vice Attorney to Receive Electronic Notification; Disciplinary Actions (Alsobrook, Arch, Felmeister, Regojo, Tobin); Restorations of Plenary Licenses (Hollander, Spivack). * Feb. 20, p. 494: Education Law Training Offered by State Bar Foundation and Volunteer Lawyers for Justice; U.S. District Court Section 1983 Litigation Seminar; Judicial Recall Assignments � Hon. Edmund Bernhard and Hon. Timothy J. Sullivan; Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Cozzarelli); Judiciary Information Technology Security Policy, Directive No. 3-06; Judge Jack Sabatino Assigned Temporarily to Appellate Division; Disciplinary Actions (Guarrasi, Harris, Monahan). * Feb. 27, p. 598: Order on Petition for Release of Funds (Monahan); Robert Gilson Named to Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics; N.J. Office of Administrative Law Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (N.J.A.C. 1:30); U.S. District Court Request by Local Counsel for Pro Hac Vice Attorney to Receive Electronic Notification; Disciplinary Actions (Clayman, Forkin, Hasbrouck, Lavergne, Monahan, Yim); N.J. State Bar Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Vacant Seats; N.J. Criminal Justice Director Paw Admitted Pro Hac Vice to N.J. Bar; Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board; Bankruptcies. * March 6, p. 738: U.S. Third Circuit Filing Fee Increase; Order on Petition for Release of Funds (Borek); U.S. Third Circuit Judicial Conference; Cumberland County Municipal Court First Appearance Program; Workers’ Compensation Court Relocating Elizabeth Offices; Amendments to Child Support Guidelines Rules Appendices IX-A, IX-B, IX-H; Reinstatement of Revoked Attorneys; Disciplinary Action (McGuire); Gordon Golum Named to Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law; Recall Judge Newman Assigned Temporarily to Appellate Division; Reinstatement of Attorneys From Ineligible Lists; Reinstatement of Attorneys from the Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List. * March 13, p. 886: U.S. Third Circuit Filing Fee Increase; Recall Continuation Order � Judge R. Benjamin Cohen; Judge Sypek as General Equity Disqualification Judge for Mercer; Judge Koenig as Civil Presiding Judge for Mercer; Recall Continuation Order � Judge Birger M. Sween; U.S. Third Circuit Judicial Conference; Proposed Amendments to Rule 4:21A-1 and Rules 4:24-1 and 1:6-2; N.J. Supreme Court Appeals Added Between Jan. 29 and March 3, 2006; Disciplinary Actions (Cozzarelli, Gross, Musto); Civil Cases � Proposed Changes to Presumptive Track Assignments; Order on Petition for Release of Funds (Howard); Bankruptcies. * March 20, p. 974: U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy � District of New Jersey; U.S. Third Circuit Filing Fee Increase; Attorney Certification Deadline Extension; U.S. Third Circuit Judicial Conference; Appellate Division Judge Fall to be Acting Presiding Judge of Part G; Standards of Conduct for Mediators in Court-Connected Programs � Reconstituted Advisory Committee; Vicinages for Emergent Applications � March 20, 2006 Through June 11, 2006; Resignations Without Prejudice (Shepherd, Connolly, Messina); Correct Fax Number for Judge William McGovern; Recall Order � Judge Birger Sween; District Court Amendment to the Local Civil Rules Schedule of Fees; Judge Miniman Named to Appellate Division. * March 27, p. 1102: Appellate Division Requesting E-Mail Addresses; Camden Bar Invites Nominations for Judge John F. Gerry Award; U.S. Bankruptcy Judgeship Vacancy � District of New Jersey; U.S. Third Circuit Filing Fee Increase; Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Hotline � Back in Service; PERC Proposes Rule Governing Scope of Negotiations Proceedings; Restoration of Plenary Licenses (Dalal, Hayden, Paul, Stagoff); Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (McClear); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Reinstatement of Attorneys from the Pro Hac Vice Ineligible List; Disciplinary Actions (Brown, Kress, Petrocelli, Weinberg, Williamson). SUPPLEMENTS AND THIRD SECTIONS * October to December 2005 Index: Jan. 2. * Estate Planning: Jan. 30. * The Exemption Gap Doesn’t Have To Make Planning a Gamble; by Michael N. Gooen and Eric D. Weinstock, p. 301. * Florida’s Favorable Tax Laws; by Samuel Weiner, Gary A. Phillips and Geoffrey N. Weinstein, p. 304. * An Unintended Trap for the Unwary; by Cathleen T. Butler, p. 306. * Scope of “Probate Exception” To Be Determined; by Steven K. Mignogna, p. 307. * Creating a Trust in Perpetuity; by Heike K. Sullivan, p. 308. * Leaving Property to the Kids; by Robert P. Goldman, p. 310. * Tax Shelter Abusers Offered Deal; by John J. Tigue Jr. and Jeremy H. Temkin, p. 311. * Selling a Home Due to “Unforeseen Circumstances”; by Mark L. Silow, p. 312. * Circuits Split on Retirement Plan Issue; by Howard S. Denburg, p. 314. * Law Office Technology: Jan. 30. * Using Their E-Words Against Them; by Eric L. Probst and Kerri A. Wright, p. 317. * Instituting a Blogging Code of Conduct; by Marilyn Sneirson and Rosalia Niforatos, p. 320. * To Cyberspace and Back: How Does It Happen?; by Roger C. Schechter, p. 321. * Teach Your Employees Well; by Gail W. Ruopp, p. 322. * Environmental Law: Feb. 6. * Environmental Constraints on “Fair Share” Development; by Stuart J. Lieberman and Shari M. Blecher, p. 390. * More Sites May Face Natural Resource Damage Claims; by Mary Lou Delahanty and R. Kevin McGrory, p. 392. * The Legacy of Libby, Montana; by Lewis Goldshore and Marsha Wolf, p. 393. * Securing a Coastal Development Permit; by Stephen Hankin, p. 394. * New Jersey Takes the Lead on Chemical Plant Security; by Richard F. Ricci and Neil A. Feldscher, p. 396. * The Impact of NJDEP’s Vapor Intrusion Guidance; by Douglas I. Eilender, p. 398. * ATLA-NJ Education Foundation supplement: Feb. 13. * New Partners Yearbook 2006: Feb. 20. * Automobile Injury: Feb. 27. * Greener Pastures for Accident Victims; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 637. * History of the Verbal Threshold; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 639. * Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Step-Down Clauses; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 644. * The Greening of New Jersey; by Gerald H. Baker, p. 645. * Index to Verbal Threshold Opinions; p. 646. * Digests of Unpublished Decisions; by Sue Clapp, p. 647. * Law Office and Trust Account Management: Feb. 27. * Directing Your Firm, One Lawyer at a Time; by Gerry Riskin, p. 705. * Taking Client Feedback to the Next Level; by Donald E. Aronson and Bruce D. Heintz, p. 708. * Dealing With Underutilized Partners; by Joel A. Rose, p. 710. * Get More for Your Money: Auction Off Your Legal Work; by Rees W. Morrison, p. 711. * With Six You Get . . . ?; by Ryan Malkin, p. 712. * Attorney Trust Account Depositories; p. 714. * N.J. Supreme Court Rules Committee Reports (Civil Practice Committee, Committee on Special Civil Part Practice, Tax Court Committee, Criminal Practice Committee, Family Court Committee): March 6. * Bankruptcy Law: March 6. * Another Blow to Asbestos Bankruptcies; by Timothy P. Duggan, p. 775. * Substantive Consolidation: When Two Become One; by Stephen M. Packman, p. 781. * Court May Void Post-Petition Arbitration Awards; by Bruce Buechler, p. 782. * Creditors Must Make Haste; by Lauren Hannon, p. 785. * Court Must Honor Arbitration Clause; by David N. Crapo, p. 786. * Special Protection for Forward Contracts; by Joshua T. Klein, p. 788. * When Crooks File for Bankruptcy; by Richard M. Meth and Herbert K. Ryder, p. 791. * How the New Bankruptcy Act Impacts Family Law; by Lawrence R. Jones, p. 792. * Lender’s Insider Status Does Not Reclassify Debt; by Stephen V. Falanga, p. 795. * Split Remains on Landlord-Tenant Stay Relief; by E. Richard Dressel and Maris J. Finnegan, p. 796. * Health Care Bankruptcy Prescription for 2006; by Andrew H. Sherman, p. 799. * Claims Traders: Caveat Emptor; by William S. Katchen and Michael F. Hahn, p. 800. * The End of State Law Preference Actions?; by Warren A. Usatine and Mark J. Politan, p. 802. * Professional Malpractice: March 13. * Will You Have Coverage When You Need It Most?; by Thomas D. Flinn, p. 926. * Brokers Must Work Harder To Keep Their Records Clean; by Aaron Buser, p. 928. * Positioning Professionals in a League of Their Own; by Lisa J. Trembly and Michael F. Bevacqua, p. 929. * In Estate Planning, Who Is the Client?; by Cynthia Sharp, p. 930. * A Five Star Lawsuit; by Lawrence R. Jones, p. 932. * Risky Business: Transaction With Clients; by Ted Hubert, p. 933. * Don’t Overlook the Proximate Cause Requirement; by Jeffrey A. Peck and Jodi Sydell Rosenzweig, p. 934. * New Jersey Malpractice Law: Comedy or Tragedy?; by Christopher J. Carey and Loren L. Speziale, p. 935. * N.J. Supreme Court Rules Committee Reports (Professional Responsibility, Civil Practice Committee, Special Civil Part, Dispute Resolution): March 20. * Complex Litigation: March 20. * Maintaining Control; by Stuart M. Feinblatt, p. 1014. * No Jury for Medical Monitoring Plaintiffs; by Anthony J. Marchetta and Jeffrey J. Manis, p. 1017. * Don’t Give Up Yet; by Scott A. Carlson, p. 1018. * Redefining “Ascertainable Loss”; by Michael R. McDonald, p. 1021. * The Class Action Fairness Act’s $5M Question; by Linda S. Mullenix, p. 1022. * Considering the Law of Mandates; by Mark I. Levy, p. 1024. * The Hatch-Waxman Act: Still Critical, Still in Flux; by Michael A. O’Shea and Christopher M. Mikson, p. 1027. * Are Significant Patent Damages Being Overlooked?; by Allan J. Sternstein, p. 1028. * Real Estate and Title Insurance: March 27. * No Further Action Letter Could Be Unreliable; by Mitchell H. Kizner and Donna T. Urban, p. 1141. * Good Planning and Land Use; by Thomas Jay Hall, p. 1144. * Adapting to a Changing World; by Dennis M. Gonski, p. 1146. * Insuring Title and Protecting Lenders; by Richard B. Gelfond, p. 1148. * Securing a Lien During a Leveraged Buyout; by Alan N. Walter, p. 1150. * Is Termination for Convenience Ever Fair?; by Francis A. Kirk, p. 1152. * Community Associations Must Tread Carefully; by David J. Byrne, p. 1154. * If You Build It, They Will Sue; by Stephen L. Petrillo and Sunny M. Sparano, p. 1156. * Streamlining the Title Process; by Nancy Inteso Malool, p. 1157. * Lighten Laborious Leases; by Shepard A. Federgreen, p. 1158. * New EPA Due Diligence Rule Likely to Increase Disputes; by Kermit Rader, p. 1160. * Trespass by Golf Balls; by Harris Ominsky, p. 1162.

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