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please replace asterisks with bullets (option + 8) ABORTION * Justices Eye Alternatives to Partial Birth Abortion; by Tony Mauro, Nov. 13, p. 627. ADVERTISING * Superlawyers Strike Back at State’s Perceived Foot-Dragging on Appeal; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 13, p. 621. * N.J. Backs Super/Best Lawyer Ad Ban But Hints at Flexibility in Application; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 20, p. 697. ANTITRUST * J&J Charges Leak to Competitor Subverted $24 Billion Acquisition; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 2, p. 25. * PSEG May Shed Regulated Business; by Donna Block, Oct. 2, p. 7. * Feds’ Power To Renege on Immunity May Be Tested in U.S. Supreme Court; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 16, p. 313. APPELLATE WATCH * An Ethics Double Standard? ( In re Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion No. 697, A-98-05); DNA and Me ( State v. O’Hagen, A-70-05; A.A. v. Attorney General of New Jersey, A-104-05); Debt or Rent? ( Hodges v. Feinstein, Raiss, Kelin & Booker, A-113-05); Comp Limits ( Charles Beseler Co. v. O’Gorman & Young, A-75-05; NJM v. Delta Plastics Corp., A-87-05); by Michael Booth, Oct. 2, p. 1. * Malpractice Waiting To Happen ( Liberty Surplus Insurance Co. Inc. v. Nowell Amoroso Klein Berman, A-91-05); Pension Trauma ( Guadagno v. PFRS, A-123-05; Moore v. SPRS, A-101-05; Patterson v. SPRS, A-199-05; Richardson v. PFRS, A-100-05); by Michael Booth, Oct. 16, p. 309. * Appeal Attempts To Hold Law Firm Liable for Groundless SLAPP Suit ( Schwartz v. LoBiondo, A-4325-04); Rabbinical Argument ( State v. Neulander, A-3616); by Michael Booth, Oct. 30, p. 463. * With Zazzali at Helm, Court Hears Jayson Williams Manslaughter Case; Cue Council Cam ( Tarus v. Pine Hill, A-93-05); Terms of Dismissal ( Pascack Valley Regional High School Bd. of Ed. v. Pascack Valley Regional Support Staff Assn., A-96-05); Skin Deep ( State v. Romero, A-109-05); by Michael Booth, Nov. 6, p. 537. * Court To Decide If School Bullying Triggers LAD ( L.W. v. Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education, A-111-05); Court Ponders Need for Expert on Dream-Refreshed Recall of Abuse ( Phillips v. Gelpke, A-1-06); Criminal Suspect’s Sudden Silence Is Admissible, Prosecutors Argue ( State v. Tucker, A-6-06); Justices Are Asked to Retrofit Ruling That Lets Defendant Attend Sidebars ( State v. Colbert, A-108-05); by Michael Booth, Nov. 20, p. 697. * Making a Nuisance of Lead Paint ( In re Lead Paint Litigation, A-73-05); Is a Lie Told Five Times a Crime? ( State v. Fleischman, A-04-06); Father, Learning His Son Wasn’t His, Tries to Recoup Cost of Raising Him ( R.A.C. v. P.J.S., A-05-06); Court Weighs Duty To Indemnify Corporation’s Outside Counsel ( Vergopia v. Shaker, A-10-06); Court Mulls Prejudice of Photograph Showing Accident a Fender-Bender ( Brenman v. Demello, A-13-06); by Michael Booth, Dec. 4, p. 869. ARBITRATION * Builder-Buyer Arbitration Clauses Apply to Subcontractor Disputes; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 625. ATTORNEY BILLING, FEES, RETAINERS * Judge To Weigh $6.5M Legal Fee in Blue Cross Class Action Settlement; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 30, p. 460. * Fee Fight Ensues After Approval of $125M Class Action Settlement; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 6, p. 543. * Pro-Defense Ruling Offers Gloss for Arcane N.J. Fee-Shifting Mechanism; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 4, p. 869. * Proposed Rule Would Lift Veil on Attorney Fee Arbitrations; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 18, p. 1061. * Offer of Judgment Rule Extended, Covering Appellate Attorneys’ Fees; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 18, p. 1064. ATTORNEY DISCIPLINE, ETHICS, MISCONDUCT (See also Discipline Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Two Hats Make a Bigger Target; by Henry Gottlieb; Oct. 9, p. 245. * Flush With Cash, Discipline System Needs No Fee Increases for Year; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 9, p. 249. * Adjudicative, Investigative Roles Severed at Judicial Ethics Panel; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 9, p. 249. * Contempt Off, Ethics Probe on Over Seal Breach; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 16, p. 309. * Disbarment Dealt for Using Clients’ Funds To Finance Gambling Habit; by Michael Booth, Oct. 16, p. 315. * Plaintiffs’ Asbestos Lawyers Sued Over Alleged Dividing of Loyalties; by Shannon P. Duffy, Nov. 6, p. 543. * Law Firm Must Surrender Client E-mails Shared With “Lay Adviser,” Judge Says; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 13, p. 623. * Reprimand Urged for Lawyer Who Drove Drunk, Injured Elderly Woman; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 27, p. 811. * Suspension Urged for Lawyer Who Fleeced Elderly Man of His Home; by Michael Booth, Nov. 27, p. 814. * Lawyer’s Lie To Take Rap for Son Who Fled Accident Scene Calls for Censure; by Michael Booth, Nov. 27, p. 809. * Suspension Urged for Lawyer Who Fudged Insurers’ Regulatory Filings; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 963. * Two Lawyers Face Different Discipline for Giving Law Employees Free Hand; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1057. * Lawyer Must Testify in Grand Jury About His Advice to Gambling Club; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1063. * Defense Lawyer’s Missteps Lead Judge To Vacate $4.6M Award; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 18, p. 1063. * Threats To Collect Inflated Fees Call for Lawyer’s Suspension, Panel Says; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 25, p. 1147. * “Seller’s Concessions” in Real Estate Closings Held Unethical; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 25, p. 1145. ATTORNEY GENERAL * Rabner Outlines Realignment of Resources To Fight Corruption; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 703. * Staff Cuts Hit Attorney General Law Division; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 27, p. 805. * Criminal Justice Lawyer Cuts Bring Attorney General Job Losses to 134; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 4, p. 873. BANKING * New Jersey Sees Volume Spike in Bank Mergers and Acquisitions; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 30, p. 487. BANKRUPTCY (See also Notices to the Bar, Supplements and Third Sections) * Home Builder’s Chapter 11 Spreads Suffering Across Wide Landscape; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 16, p. 333. * Marcal Files for Chapter 11 Protection; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 4, p. 893. BAR ASSOCIATIONS * Women Lawyers Association Recasts Itself and Its Mission; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 27, p. 805. BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION * Day Laborers Win Right to Muster for Work on Monmouth Streets; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 700. * Transsexual Rights Bill Approved; by Michael Booth, Dec. 18, p. 1067. BILLS TO WATCH * Solons Push Bills on Workers’ Comp, Transsexual Rights and Other Issues; by Michael Booth, Dec. 11, p. 956. BIOTECHNOLOGY * Venture Capital Investments Down in New Jersey, Mirroring Nation; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 6, p. 563. BOOK REVIEW * Wedding Planners ( Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse?; by William Eskridge Jr. and Darren Spedale); by Brian Zabcik, Nov. 27, p. 825. BUSINESS COURTS * Out of Business; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 23, p. 373. CHILD CARE * New Jersey Ordered To Pay $6.3M to Child Abused in Foster Care; by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1148. CIVIL COURT * Best Practices Get a Second Look; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 16, p. 309. * Best Practices by the Years; Oct. 16, p. 312. * Judiciary Promulgates Uniform Code of Conduct for Volunteers; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 6, p. 541. * Panel to Judges: Easy Does It on Best Practices; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 13, p. 617. * Federal Court in N.J. Cracks Down on Wrongly Filed Sealing Motions; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 4, p. 879. * E-Discovery Rules Take Effect in U.S. Courts; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 4, p. 885. CLASS-ACTION SUITS * Next N.J. Vioxx Trial Will Cluster Eight Plaintiffs From Five States; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 16, p. 315. * Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Choose Lanier To Try Consolidated Vioxx Cases; by Miriam Rozen, Oct. 23, p. 376. * Class Actions Challenge Insurers’ Limits on Coverage for Anorexia; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 13, p. 624. * Judge Turns Back Merck Assault on Joining Vioxx Cases for Trial; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 703. * PharmaNet Faces Shareholders’ Suit Over Practices That Made Stock Dive; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 27, p. 831. * No Private Forum for Firm Accused of Client Sell-Out; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 4, p. 869. * Suit Against Collection Lawyer, Client Certified as Class Action; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 18, p. 1060. * N.J. Vioxx Judge Accelerates Discovery, Outlines Trial Plans; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 18, p. 1069. * Federal Offer of Judgment Rule Can’t Derail Class Action, Judge Holds; by Shannon P. Duffy, Dec. 25, p. 1151. COMMENTARY * A Return to Social Darwinism (Poor school districts should get same education as rich ones); by Daniel O’Hern, Oct. 2, p. 23. * Opinion Writing for Non-Judges, Too (All law students should practice adjudicative writing); by John Greabe, Oct. 2, p. 23. * The “Millennial” Law Student Generation (Comparing the qualities of the latest generation); by Tricia Kasting, Oct. 9, p. 265. * A Disclaimer Would End Hubbub Over “Super” and “Best” Lawyers (Goal is to prevent misleading communications); by Michael P. Ambrosio, Oct. 9, p. 267. * The Hewlett-Packard Way to Trouble (How not to conduct an internal investigation); by Dan Hedges, Oct. 9, p. 267. * Make Bar Membership Mandatory (Less than 30 percent of those eligible join State Bar); by Martin L. Haines, Oct. 16, p. 331. * Replacing an Irrational System of Selecting Federal Judges (Encroachment on independence); by Brad Risinger, Oct. 16, p. 331. * Times of Danger, Times of Injustice ( Domicz gives us safer privacy in car than home); by William H. Buckman, Oct. 23, p. 395. * Derivative Suits as Remedy to Options Back-Dating (Time to stop corporate looting); by Daniel J. Morrissey, Oct. 23, p. 395. * Leave the Dirty Laundry Out of the Divorce Complaint (Allow divorce on irreconcilable differences); by Lawrence R. Jones, Oct. 30, p. 483. * Confiscatory Policy (Let older employees still work); by Morris Shanker and Judith Kaul, Oct. 30, p. 483. * A Double Win for Disability Plaintiffs ( Russ and O’Connell bolster plaintiffs fighting ERISA’s clout); by Brian K. Sims, Nov. 6, p. 559. * Experiment With Broadcasts of U.S. Supreme Court Arguments (Understanding of our constitutional democracy would be immeasurable); by David Drachsler, Nov. 6, p. 559. * The Limits of Client Confidentiality (Need stricter regulation on legal profession); by Michael Ambrosio, Nov. 13, p. 639. * GCs: Don’t Be Railroaded by Burlington Northern Ruling (Protect yourself from retaliation claims); by Michael P. Maslanka, Nov. 13, p. 639. * Do We Need Specialized Courts? Matching Expertise With Case Type Is a Tenet of Management 101; by Steven I. Kern, Nov. 20, p. 719. * Do We Need Specialized Courts? A Bad Idea as Current System Allows for Better Administration, Flexibility; by Martin L. Haines, Nov. 20, p. 719. * Judging Is a Lonely Business (ADR can be useful); by Daniel J. O’Hern, Nov. 27, p. 827. * What Wasn’t Said in Study of Diversity at Law Firms (Diversity is not a failure); by R. Bruce McLean, Nov. 27, p. 827. * Observations on a Jersey Jury (Appreciating jury duty); by State Sen. Robert Martin, Dec. 4, p. 888. * Lighten Up on “Blue Pencil” Use (Overuse rewards oppressive employers); by Richard M. Schall and Patricia A. Barasch, Dec. 4, p. 891. * Both Parties at Fault for Flaws in Judicial Selection Process (Bush should nominate moderates and Democrats should be more cooperative); by Carl Tobias, Dec. 4, p. 891. * A Chance To Help Law Firms Stem the Exodus of Women (It’s right and a business imperative); by Christine A. Amalfe, Dec. 11, p. 971. * Overseeing Oversight (Ensure that the hearings are fair); by Abbe D. Lowell, Dec. 11, p. 971. * A Truth in Campaigning Law for N.J. (Essential to inspiring a new generation); by Paula A. Franzese and Daniel J. O’Hern, Dec. 18, p. 1083. * Logical Limits on Dangerous Data Can Be Constitutionally Applied (First Amendment and limits on information); by Stewart Harris, Dec. 18, p. 1083. * Navigating Between Scylla and Charybdis of the Patent World (U.S. Supreme Court to decide when invention is obvious); by Shahnam Sharareh, Gerard Bilotto, Jonathan R. Lagarenne and Gerard P. Norton, Dec. 25, p. 1163. * How Soon We Forget (Affirmative action, Hurricane Katrina and America’s legacy); by Marvin H. Lett, Dec. 25, p. 1163. CONSUMER FRAUD ACT * New Jersey Appeals Court Curtails Reach of State Consumer Fraud Act; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 4, p. 893. * Verizon Wireless Suing “Pretexters” Who Gain Access to Customer Data; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 975. * Casino Promotions Are Subject to Consumer Fraud Laws, Court Says; by Michael Booth, Dec. 18, p. 1062. * Plavix Makers Sued in New Jersey for Ignoring Drug’s Health Risks; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 25, p. 1165. CONTRACTS * Holding the Fee Bag; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 9, p. 245. CORPORATE OFFICERS * GCs Facing Higher Hurdles; by Amanda Bronstad, Nov. 27, p. 829. * GC Out the Door as Optical Group Tries to Rebound From Losses; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 4, p. 884. * Specter Bill Would Alter Corporate Fraud Probes; by Jason McLure, Dec. 11, p. 973. * DOJ Revises Corporate Fraud Procedures; by Jason McLure, Dec. 18, p. 1087. * The McNulty Memo: Real Change or Retreat?; by Marcia Coyle, Dec. 25, p. 1157. COURT COSTS * Parking Woes Plague Passaic Courts; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 2, p. 1. * Hudson County Judge Pleads Case for New Courthouse; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 11, p. 949. DEATH PENALTY * Both Sides Pan Plan To Centralize Capital Charging; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 23, p. 373. DRUNKEN DRIVING * Special Master Won’t Consider Alcotest “Codes”; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 16, p. 309. * MADD Seeks To Revive $105M Verdict vs. Stadium Vendors; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 13, p. 617. * In New Jersey, Three-Time DWI Offenders Must Go Directly to Jail; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 700. ELECTION LAWS * New Election Day Institution: Political Lawyers at the Polls; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 13, p. 617. EMPLOYMENT * State Must Indemnify Official Charged With Off-Key Ethnic, Gender Remarks; by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 379. * Court To Weigh CEPA Coverage for Contractors; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 6, p. 537. * Without Discharge, No Back Pay for Hostile Workplace, Third Circuit Says; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 4, p. 877. * Employee Ordered Reinstated Can Be Re-fired on Alternate Grounds; by Shannon P. Duffy, Dec. 11, p. 953. * Lawyer Investigating Job Bias Can Be Sued by Complainant, Judge Rules; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 18, p. 1057. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW (See In Practice) * Surf City Owners Sued for Denying State Access to Rebuild Beaches; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 23, p. 377. FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT * Debt Collector’s Use of “Could” Could Be Trouble; by Shannon P. Duffy, Oct. 9, p. 245. FAMILY LAW (See In Practice) * A Marriage by Any Other Name; by Michael Booth, Oct. 30, p. 457. * No-Fault-Divorce Legislation Gets Committee Nod; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 30, p. 457. * In Policy Shift, N.J. Will Not Contest Birth Certificates Listing Two Mothers; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 697. * Senate Panel Advances Measures for No-Fault Divorce, Transsexual Rights; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 701. * N.J. Assembly Committee Advances Civil Union Bill; by Michael Booth, Dec. 11, p. 949. * N.J. Senate Approves No-Fault Divorces; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 952. * N.J. Civil Union Law Gets Final Legislative Approval; by Michael Booth, Dec. 18, p. 1057. * No-Fault Divorce Clears Legislature; by Michael Booth, Dec. 18, p. 1066. * Civil Unions: What Now?; by Charles Toutant and Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1141. FIRST AMENDMENT * Judge Orders Recall of Racy Book Bearing Blues Singer’s Photograph; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 723. * School Can’t Stop Child’s Singing of “Proselytizing” Song, Court Says; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 18, p. 1067. GOVERNMENT * Town’s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Draws Civil Libertarian Lawsuits; by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 378. * New Voter Database Law Will Skip Election Day, Take Effect in March; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 30, p. 461. * In Close Election, All Eyes Are on Absentee Ballots; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 6, p. 537. * N.J. Senate Committee Approves Three Anti-Street-Gang Measures; by Michael Booth, Nov. 27, p. 809. * Judge Voids Jersey City Gun Control Law; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1057. * Former Court Clerk Indicted for Records Tampering; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 25, p. 1145. * Lynch Draws Three-Year Jail Term; by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1147. HEALTH CARE (See In Practice) * N.J. Regulators Trying to Put State, Federal Family Leave Rules in Sync; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 13, p. 622. * Challenge Raised to FDA’s Attempt to Regulate Compound Pharmacies; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 641. * U.S. Judge Sanctions Health Insurer for Discovery Abuse in ERISA Case; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 964. * Horizon Blue Cross Near Settlement of Doctors’ Class Actions Over Payouts; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 11, p. 973. IN PRACTICE CIVIL PROCEDURE * Talking to Your Client Could Get You in Trouble; by Kenneth R. Meyer and Brian P. Sharkey, Oct. 2, p. 43. * E-Discovery Was Not the Only Rule Change; by Denis F. McLaughlin, Dec. 18, p. 1106. COMMERCIAL LAW * Expansive Interpretation of RISA; by Michael R. McDonald, Oct. 16, p. 350. CONTRACT LAW * It’s a Comma That Makes a Difference; by Steven H. Sholk, Oct. 2, p. 42. * When a Promise Is Just a “Friendly Assurance”; by Lawrence R. Jones, Dec. 11, p. 1010. * The Trouble With Preliminary Agreements; by Roger Kaplan, Curtis Toll, Ian Shainbrown and Jason Kislin, Dec. 25, p. 1182. CORPORATE LAW * The New Detectives; by Ernest E. Badway and Marc C. Singer, Nov. 27, p. 850. EMPLOYMENT LAW * Accommodation Versus Risk; by Christine P. O’Hearn, Oct. 9, p. 286. * Religious Expression in the Workplace; by Ren� M. Johnson and Prashanth Jayachandran, Oct. 23, p. 442. * ERISA: A Lifeline or a Noose?; by Bonny G. Rafel, Nov. 6, p. 594. * ERISA Pre-emption to the Rescue; by Steven H. Sholk, Nov. 20, p. 782. * In-House Restrictive Covenants Loosened; by Gary N. Donner and Jennifer A. Leighton, Dec. 4, p. 930. * New Guidelines for Federal Contractors; by Peter M. Stein, Jonathan M. Plissner and Dean Singewald, Dec. 25, p. 1183. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW BY LEWIS GOLDSHORE & MARSHA WOLF * Global Warming on the High Court’s Docket; Oct. 16, p. 351. * A Flood of Regulations; Nov. 20, p. 783. * Public Access Rules Are Making Waves; Dec. 18, p. 1107. ESTATE PLANNING * Granny Snatching; by Shirley B. Whitenack, Oct. 30, p. 506. * New Jersey’s Estate Tax May Be Unconstitutional; by Peter D. Crawford Jr., Nov. 27, p. 851. FAMILY LAW * Beware the Smoking E-mail; by Darren M. Gelber, Nov. 13, p. 674. * The Impact of Equality for Same-Sex Couples; by Myrna L Wigod and Alison Coriaty O’Sullvan, Dec. 4, p. 931. INTERNET LAW * The E-Pink Slip; by Jonathan Bick, Oct. 23, p. 443. * Defamatory Blogging; by Jonathan Bick, Nov. 13, p. 675. LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAW * Lewdness Divides Along Delaware River; by Alan R. Levy, Oct. 9, p. 287. REAL ESTATE LAW * Restaurants as Tenants; by Lauren A. Beetle, Nov. 6, p. 595. TAX LAW * Supreme Court Closes a Corporate Business Tax Loophole; by Robert J. Alter, Oct. 30, p. 507. WORKPLACE INJURIES LAW * Actual Lost Income Must Be Shown; by Robert J. Fitzgerald, Dec. 11, p. 1011. INADMISSIBLE * One More in the Lobby (Cooper Levenson opens office across from Statehouse); by Michael Booth, Oct. 2, p. 3. * Mr. Good Lube Stuck (Lawyer-cum-oil changer temporarily suspended); by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 2, p. 3. * Justices Turn Down Prudential (ADR case will not be reviewed); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 2, p. 3. * Get Real (Survey says law school graduates are unprepared); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 2, p. 3. * The Straight Word (With Lewis v. Harris pending, legislators act); by Michael Booth, Oct. 9, p. 247. * Long Decade’s Journey Into Cash (Twelve years of litigation comes to a $78.9M foreclosure judgment end); by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 9, p. 247. * Tequila Surprise (Scalia’s insensitive comment in immigration case); by Tony Mauro, Oct. 9, p. 247. * Older and Diverser (Rutgers Law School-Newark rates with The Princeton Review); by Michael Booth, Oct. 9, p. 247. * Ocean’s 3 (State senators could block county prosecutor); by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 16, p. 311. * Tenure-Worthy (Low-rated Blackburn is nominated for tenure); by Michael Booth, Oct. 16, p. 311. * Back to School (Lawyer fined for unlicensed nursing school); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 16, p. 311. * Long and Winding Road (FOIA request on John Lennon continues for 23 years); by Leigh Jones, Oct. 16, p. 311. * Saint Goes Marching Out (As St. John goes to bench, firm’s Newark future questioned); by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 375. * Digging Rights (Lawyer wins right to search turncoat mobster Gravano’s file); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 23, p. 375. * Lawyer, Defend Thyself (Client punches attorney, gets mistrial); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 23, p. 375. * To the Dogs (Town rescinds ordinance prohibiting pit bulls and Rottweilers); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 23, p. 375. * Democracy in Action (Sweeney bans political activities from courthouse); by Michael Booth, Oct. 30, p. 459. * We Can Work It Out (Use of prenups is up, poll says); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 30, p. 459. * Referrals Deferred (NJSBA pledges not to start referral service); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 30, p. 459. * Safe! (Former coach vindicated on theft charges); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 30, p. 459. * Public Service Not for the Profit (Gilson to head Division of Law); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 6, p. 539. * Adversaries Now Partners (Barnes & Barnes joins Porzio Bromberg); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 6, p. 539. * Working for Scale (Medmal payments benefit neurosurgeons, ob-gyns and radiologists); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 6, p. 539. * Fingers Do the Squawking (Lawyers battle for Yellow Pages ad position); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 6, p. 539. * Out to Lunch (Rats in Trenton . . . and we’re not talking about the politicians); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 619. * Partner or Employee? (Lawyers’ agreement causes confusion); by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 13, p. 619. * Touchy Situation (Prison’s communicable diseases threaten visiting lawyers); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 13, p. 619. * Offense Not the Best Defense (Lawyer sends irrelevant, embarrassing file on former client to ethics committee); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 13, p. 619. * Rolling a 7.1 (Levenson touched off the Super Lawyers ad inquiry); by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 20, p. 699. * Still, He Battles On (Gourvitz loses again, this time on attorneys’ fees); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 699. * Case Closed (Supreme Court closes door on Schott’s discrimination suit); by Michael Booth, Nov. 20, p. 699. * Engineer to Lawyer to Judge (Wells nominated for Superior Court judgeship); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 699. * Appealing Job (Sanders joins U.S. Attorney’s Office); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 27, p. 807. * Seton Hall Civil Suits Heat Up (Stayed cases can go ahead now); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 27, p. 807. * Turkey in the Law (Day after Thanksgiving may not be day off under Corzine); by Michael Booth, Nov. 27, p. 807. * Coming Up Craps (Thieving Stein is at it again); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 27, p. 807. * Win Some, Lose Some (Company can sue its former attorney); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 4, p. 871. * A Sapling for Clean Government (Jewish organization honors Christie); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 4, p. 871. * Baby Steps to Age 75 (Pushing back retirement age); by Michael Booth, Dec. 4, p. 871. * Sex, Rights and Videotape (Group charges TV show violates men’s rights); by Tresa Baldas, Dec. 4, p. 871. * Pink-Collar Preserve (Majority of part-time lawyers are women); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 951. * Not So Fast (Corzine steps in to halt pension legislation); by Michael Booth, Dec. 11, p. 951. * Separation Anxiety Fast (Military records are not public); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 11, p. 951. * No Package Deal (Bergen senators didn’t nominate candidate and don’t have list for vacancies); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 11, p. 951. * Jamming It (Lawyer quits job, starts riffing); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 18, p. 1059. * Gas on the Rocks (Class action against Big Oil); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1059. * So’s Your Old Man (Cardinale delivers cheap shot during civil union testimony); by Michael Booth, Dec. 18, p. 1059. * Head of the Class (Firm that sues doctors now represents doctors’ class action); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 18, p. 1059. * Vetting Panel Filled Out (Gov.’s judicial advisory panel set); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 25, p. 1143. * Winning on Slots (Lobbying pays off for Perrucci); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 25, p. 1143. * Clipping Young Judges’ Wings? (Assemblyman wants to slash judicial pensions); by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1143. * Whaddya Think? (SuperLawyers hires N.Y. market research firm); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 25, p. 1143. INSURANCE COMPANIES, DEFENSE, LAW (See also In Practice) * New York Panel Says New Jersey Law Applies in Insurance Dispute; by Beth Bar, Oct. 9, p. 250. * Whistleblower’s “Smoking Gun” Is Stone Cold in Judge’s Eyes; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 16, p. 319. * State Insurance Chieftains To Outlaw Discretionary Clauses in ERISA Plans; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 30, p. 461. * New Jersey Doctors Seek to Derail Blue Cross Class-Action Settlement; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 4, p. 872. * Bill Banning Step-Down Clauses in Auto Policies Advances in Senate; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 4, p. 873. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (See also In Practice) * Microsoft Files Software Piracy Suits Against Distributors in Seven States; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 11, p. 975. JUDGES (See Inadmissible, Notices to the Bar) New Jersey * Feet in Fire for Barbs, “Wild Bill” Is Voluble Still; by Michael Booth, Oct. 2, p. 1. * Zazzali, Hoens Pass Muster With Pols; by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 377. * Poritz’s Legacy: Changes Only for the Better; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 30, p. 457. * The Purple Thread (Poritz Court’s social justice); by Hon. Virginia A. Long, Oct. 30, p. 457. * Reflections on Chief Justice Poritz; Oct. 30, p. 467. * Judge Who Cited Lawyers for Contempt Pulls Out of Pru Case; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 27, p. 805. * Vociferous Judge Is Suspended a Month Without Pay; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 4, p. 869. * Court Admonishes Judge Who Arraigned His Client’s Adversary; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 963. * Lakewood Solo Den Uyl in Line for Ocean County Judgeship; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 11, p. 965. * Senate Approves Tenure for LaVecchia; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 18, p. 1067. * Poritz Joins Drinker Biddle; by Gina Passarella, Dec. 18, p. 1085. * Judge With Disciplinary Baggage Decides To Call It Quits; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 25, p. 1146. United States * Judicial Conference Rulings Mean Shift Toward Accountability; by Tony Mauro, Oct. 2, p. 7. * Schneider Named Magistrate Judge, Assigned to U.S. Court in Camden; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 713. * Salas, Former Public Defender, Is New Magistrate Judge in Newark; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 20, p. 713. JURORS * Web Site Designs With Jurors in Mind; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 11, p. 949. * Comic Slant by Law Firm Marketing; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 11, p. 954. * New Jury Selection Standards Are Designed To Root Out Juror Bias; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 18, p. 1061. LAND USE * Bill Would Set Uniform Time Period for Adverse Possession Claimants; by Michael Booth, Nov. 20, p. 701. * Judge Stays Airport Condemnation, Finding Township’s Motives Suspect; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 20, p. 702. * Town Can Invoke Eminent Domain for Open-Space Purpose; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 949. LAW FIRMS, LAWYERS * Spendthrift Ways Drive Up Company Legal Expenses; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 2, p. 25. * Law Firm Blogs Raising Prickly Ethical Issues; by Leigh Jones, Oct. 9, p. 245. * Law Schools Don’t Prepare Lawyers Adequately, Survey Suggests; by Sandhya Bathija, Oct. 9, p. 269. * Corporate Counsel Happier With Outside, Firms, Survey Shows; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 16, p. 334. * Women Underrepresented Among Equity Partners, Survey; by Gina Passarella, Oct. 30, p. 468. * Prudential Pact With DOJ Signals New Risks for General Counsel; by Sue Reisinger, Oct. 30, p. 485. * Compliance, Not Legal Fees, GCs’ Chief Concern; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 30, p. 485. * Menendez Chest Trebles Kean in Lawyer Largesse; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 6, p. 537. * Pitney Hardin To Merge With Hartford’s Day, Berry & Howard; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 6, p. 561. * Sill Cummis Opens “Magnet” Office in Princeton, Hoping To Lure Laterals; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 6, p. 561. * The Power of a Logo; by Zusha Elinson, Nov. 13, p. 633. * Seasoned Bergen Co. Litigator to Head New Phillips Nizer New Jersey Branch; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 20, p. 721. * Drinker Biddle Merges With Chicago Firm; by Gina Passarella, Nov. 20, p. 721. * Firms Losing Top Talent to Clients; by Leigh Jones, Nov. 27, p. 829. * Hill Wallack Acquires Casino Firm; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 18, p. 1085. * As Philly Firm Splits, Wilentz Picks Up Jetsam; by Gina Passarella, Dec. 25, p. 1165. * Kirkpatrick Lockhart, Preston Gates To Merge; by Gina Passarella, Dec. 25, p. 1166. * Year of the Merger (2006 Year in Review); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 25, p. 1141. * 2006 Month by Month; Dec. 25, p. 1154. LAW REVISION COMMISSION * Law Drafters Push Needed Repairs to N.J. Condo and Co-op Statutes; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 27, p. 805. LEGAL MALPRACTICE * Two Hats Make a Bigger Target; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 9, p. 245. * Buyers Can Pursue Claim Against Seller’s Counsel in Failed Land Deal; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 9, p. 251. LEGAL TECH * The Technical Details of Written Discovery; by Mark Scarsi, Oct. 2, p. 28. * Deleting Data From Smart Phones; by Evans C. Anyanwu, Oct. 9, p. 272. * Faster Than a Speeding BlackBerry?; by George M Moota, Oct. 16, p. 336. * No Longer a High-Tech Gamble; by Frederic Lederer, Oct. 23, p. 401. * Internet Phone Services; by Daniel Coolidge, Oct. 30, p. 489. * Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree; by Larry Bodine, Nov. 6, p. 565. * Lost in Cyberspace; by Margot W. Teleki, Nov. 13, p. 645. * In Praise of Hash; by Craig Ball, Nov. 20, p. 725. * Disaster Recovery Takes a Team; by Diane Pfadenbauer, Nov. 27, p. 833. * Build a Trial Parachute; by Martin Beirne and Scott Marrs, Dec. 4, p. 897. * Six Lures for Technophobic Lawyers; by Roberta Gelb, Dec. 11, p. 977. * New Acrobat Has Lawyer Appeal; by Brett Burney, Dec. 18, p. 1089. * Avoid Web Site Pitfalls; by Margot W. Teleki, Dec. 25, p. 1169. MAKING YOUR POINT � A GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE WRITING, BY KENNETH F. OETTLE * Trust Your Reader to Fill in Some Blanks (Getting to the point leaves a good impression); Oct. 2, p. 18. * In Memos and Letters, Deliver the Good News Up Front (Deliver good news first unless bad news is really bad); Oct. 16, p. 325. * Unpack Your Broad Statements To Find More Factual Support (Expand your persuasive facts); Oct. 30, p. 480. * Focus on the Essential Flaw in Your Opponent’s Argument (Have your facts speak directly to the reader); Nov. 13, p. 636. * Parallel Structure Meets the Reader’s Expectations (Use balanced prose to maintain the flow); Nov. 27, p. 824. * Write the Preliminary Statement First If It Helps You Focus (Drafting an intro can crystallize your theme); Dec. 11, p. 968. * To Establish Common Ground With the Court, Begin Points With Local Law (Strategize the order of citations like witnesses); Dec. 25, p. 1160. MANAGEMENT * Stand Out From the Crowd; by Ari Kaplan, Oct. 2, p. 27. * Why Do We Work?; by Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Oct. 9, p. 271. * Creating Win-Win Flexible Work Arrangement; by Karen Asner, Oct. 16, p. 335. * Don’t Be Afraid To Make Cold Calls; by Joey Asher, Oct. 23, p. 400. * Five Lessons for New Firm Leaders; by Glenn Callison, Oct. 30, p. 488. * Advice From the Trenches; by Mary Beth Pratt, Nov. 6, p. 564. * Women Hold the Keys to Their Success; by Carol Nielsen, Nov. 13, p. 644. * Ten Ways Blogs Boost a Law Firm’s Image; by Edward Poll, Nov. 20, p. 724. * The Carrot Didn’t Work, So Clients Apply the Stick; by Sam Reeves, Nov. 27, p. 832. * C-Level Executives; by Richard Cary, Dec. 4, p. 896. * Office Spots to Meet and Mingle; by Tania Anderson, Dec. 11, p. 976. * Transparency Has Its Limits; by Gregory S. Gallopoulos, Dec. 18, p. 1088. * Take Your Face Out of Park; by Joey Asher, Dec. 25, p. 1168. MEDIATION * Economic Mediation in Divorce Cases to Become Mandatory Starting Jan. 1; by Charles Toutant, Oct. 2, p. 4. * A Mandate Against Mediation?; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 23, p. 373. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (See Suits & Deals) * Hospital Residents Held to Same Standard of Care as Specialists; by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 20, p. 697. MEGAN’S LAW * Kids “Playing Doctor” Are Subject to Megan’s Law, High Court Rules; by Michael Booth, Oct. 9, p. 251. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS * Oct. 2, p. 25: Emdeon Corp. Sells Interest to General Atlantic for $1.2B; Boulder Specialty Brands Pays $465M for GFA Brands; Freedom Mortgage Pays $275M for Irwin Mortgage’s Operations; InComm Holdings Pays $36M for DataWave Systems Inc.; Sun Chemical Pays $17M for Three U.K. Companies; Science Dynamics Pays $3.5M for Ricciardi Technologies; Bio-Reference Labs Acquires Diagnostic Pathology Services; Schoor DePalma Buys Advantage Engineering; Electrical Components Int’l Buys Business From GenTek; Induslogic Buys Bonus Technology; CJPG to Merge With Q2 Financial Holdings; United Recovery Services Company Bought by First Technology Capital. * Oct. 9, p. 269: Merck Pays $82M for Stake in FoxHollow Technologies Inc.; B/E Aerospace Buys NYF Corp.; InComm Holdings Pays $36M for DataWave Systems Inc.; International Technidyne Pays $9M for Avox Systems; Lightspeed Research Acquires Forrester Research; Rutland Holdings Buys Union Ink; Bio-Reference Laboratories Buys Diagnostic Pathology Services; Global Resource Corp. Acquires Assets From MobileStream Oil; Coface Collections Acquires Newton & Associates Holding Co.; Henry Bros. Electronics Buys CIS Security Systems Corp.; ISO Acquires Urix; EPAM Systems To Merge With Vested Development Inc.; Platinum Energy Resources Alters Tandem Energy Deal. * Oct. 16, p. 333: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp To Merge With FMS Financial; Global Crossing Pays $94.6M for Fibernet Group of London; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Bought by Informa for $71M; K-Tron Buys Premier Pneumatics; Sigma-Aldrich Corp. Purchases Advanced Separation Technologies; Realogy Acquires ONCOR Internat’l; NationaLease Purchasing Corp. To Merge With AmeriQuest; GoAmerica Sells Division To Nextcarrier Telecom; Lightspeed Research Acquires Business From Forrrester Research; Chatten Buys 5 Brands From J&J and a Unit From Pfizer; EKR Therapautics Buys N.A. Rights to Gelclair From Helsinn Healthcare; Group 1 Automotive Inc. Buys 3 N.J. Dealerships; TransTechnology Corp. of Union Changes Name to Breeze-Eastern. * Oct. 23, p. 397: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Pays $509M for J&J Drug Line; Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Buys FMS Financial Corp.; Mack-Cali Realty Group Sells Three San Francisco Properties; Provident Financial Services Buys First Morris Bank & Trust; AXIUM International Pays $80M for Computer Horizons Unit; Cytogen Acquires Drug Rights; Pedatrix Medical Group Buys Monmouth Neonatal Group; Parker Hannafin Buys Unit of Technical Wire Products; John Wiley & Sons Acquires U.K.’s Whatsonwhen Ltd.; Nebraska Meat Corp. Acquires LSK Smoked Turkey Products; DynTek Acquires TekConnect; Odyne Completes Reverse Merger With Technology Integration. * Oct. 30, p. 485: Barr Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition of PLIVA d.d. of Croatia; Empire Group Holdings Pays $1B for Division of Equity Residential; Cambrex Sells Subsidiaries to Lonza Group for $460M; Textron Buys Overwatch Systems; Provident Financial Services Buys First Morris Bank & Trust for $124M; Global Crossing Buys Impsat; Suburban Propane Partners Buys Suburban Energy Services; Ness Technologies Gets $30M Deal; U.S. Concrete Acquires Assets of Pinnacle Materials for $12.5M; Energy Investors Funds Group Acquires Stake in Quixx Energy; U.S. Starcom Merges With Bell Latino Multiservices; Eisai Inc. Acquires Four Products From Ligand Pharmaceuticals; Hertz Offers Common Stock. * Nov. 6, p. 561: Merck To Pay $1.1B for Sirna; Vornado Realty Trusts To Buy N.U. Office Building for $542M; E. Rutherford’s CCA Industries To Be Bought by Dubilier & Co.; SL Industries Buys MTE Corp.; Computron Software Pays $12M for Product Line from AXS-One; Hackensack Medical Center to Acquire Pascack Facility; I-many of Edison Announces $7M Private Placement; K-Tron To Buy Assets From Firm in China for Up to $3.5M; Invista Buys Nylon Business From Honeywell International; Golden Gate Capital Buys Haband; Axon Solutions Buys PremierHR. * Nov. 13, p. 641: Abbott Laboratories Will Pay $3.7B for Kos Pharmaceuticals; N.Y. Community Bancorp To Buy PennFed Financial for $262M; Amrep To Acquire Palm Coast Data; Dubilier & Co. to Pay $72M for E. Rutherford’s CCA Industries; SL Industries Purchases MTE Corp.; Somerset’s InVentiv Health Acquires 3 Pa. Businesses; Computron Software Pays $12M For AXS-One’s Product Line; Bradley Pharmaceuticals Buys Drug Rights for $3.5M; On Track Innovations of Fort Lee Acquires SuperCom Ltd. Of Israel; Arroya Energy Investors To Acquire Delta Power Co.; Discovery Communications Acquires Petfinder of Pittstown; CGS Redmond Technologies Buys FolioDev of Basking Ridge. * Nov. 20, p. 721: John Wiley & Sons Pays $1.08B for U.K.’s Blackwell Publishing; Mack-Cali Realty Corp. Closes Sale of $194.3M Colorado Portfolio; Liz Claiborne To Buy Kate Spade; Tower Group To Pay $81.2M for Preserver Group Inc.; Checkpoint Systems Buys ADS Worldwide for $8.5M; Mace Security To Sell Car Washes; Home Decor Products of Edison To Buy NationBlinds.com; Avaya Acquires Traverse Networks; Pediatrix Medical Group Acquires Monmouth Neonatal Group; Aerobic Creations Merges With Maritime Holdings U.S. Logistics; Quality Technology Services Acquires NTT Data U.S.A.; River Associates To Buy Wheaton Science Products; 1st Constitution Bank To Acquire Sun National Bank of Hightstown. * Nov. 27, p. 829: Johnson & Johnson Pays $1.4B for Conor Medsystems Inc.; Cathay General Bancorp Pays $9M for United Heritage Bank of Edison; NRG Repurchases Common Stock; DataPipe Acquires Data Center; Brand Connections Buys SkiView; Real Estate Firms To Buy Jersey City’s Dixon Mills; American Harvest Baking Co. Acquires The Classic Cake Co.; Philipsburg’s Sentigen Holding Approves Merger With Invitrogen; Burgdorff Realtors Merges With Gail Lowenstein Realty. * Dec. 4, p. 893: KeyCorp Sells $2.5B Portfolio; Vornado Realty Trust Pays $689M for Manhattan Mall; Princeton’s Rockwood Holdings Sells Tech Subsidiary for $563M; Normandy Real Estate Partners Buys Morgan Stanley Portfolio; KRG Capital Partners Sells FMI International for $100M; FuturaGene Pays $13.7M for Bergenfield’s CBD Technologies; Wheaton Science Products Sold; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Montclair’s William H. Connolly; Global Imaging Systems Acquires Copy Dynamics; CGS Redmond Technologies Buys DMS Tech. Solutions Assets; EMCORE Investing in WW&P. * Dec. 11, p. 973: Texas Financing Company Buys N.J. Lender for $282.2 Million; German Company Buys Distributor From Fedders Corp. for $7.3M; Arbinet-thexchange Buys Scotland’s Flowphonics; Verizon Wireless Acquires West Virginia Wireless; Wilshire State Bank Acquires Fort Lee Bank Branch; Sealed Air Gains Majority Stake in Calif’s Biosphere Industries; Metalico Completes First Phase of AgriFuel Acquisition; Prudential Announces $2B Private Placement. * Dec. 18, p. 1085: Kushner Cos. To Pay $1.8B for New York Skycraper; Valera To Be Bought by Indevus; ONC Associates Pays $111M for One Newark Center; Celgene Buys Siegfried Facility; Nivell To Pay $350,000 for E. Orange’s Wright & Lato; Alpharma Buys Back Shares; New Jersey American Water Will Buy S.J. Services; Advanced Technologies Group To Acquire Dialog International; BigString Acquires DailyLOL.com; REIT Closes $78M Offering. * Dec. 25, p. 1165: IFIL Group Pays $563M for Stake in Cushman & Wakefield; Becton, Dickinson & Co. Completes $350 Million Purchase of TriPath; Pennsylvania REIT Buys Hotels in Bridgewater, Elsewhere, for $169M; Mack-Cali Completes $126M Sale of Two San Francisco Buildings; Honeywell Completes $90M Sale; Beth Israel Will Sell PBI Regional Medical Center for $36.7M; Chemtura Corp. To Purchase Haufman Holdings Corp.; New Jersey American Water Purchases N.Y. Water System; Memory Closes on $5M Placement. NEW JERSEY STATE BAR ASSOCIATION * State Bar Shows Half-Million-Dollar Loss in Fiscal ’05; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 23, p. 373. OBITUARIES * Steven Brodman, Ocean lawyer, 44; Robert Thomson, Westfield judge, 96; by Mary Beth Cole, Oct. 2, p. 6. * Francis Coughlin, administrative law judge, 94; Milton Breitman, Roseland and Livingston attorney, 87; John Wolf, Jersey City and Maplewood attorney, 86; by Mary Beth Cole, Oct. 16, p. 314. * Thomas Cifelli Jr., patent lawyer, 95; Stefanie Long, Roseland lawyer, 55; by Mary Beth Cole, Oct. 23, p. 380. * William Furst, longtime Essex Co. attorney, 92; Raymond Meisenbacher, teacher and lawyer, 74; Louis Paradiso, former prosecutor, 49; by Mary Beth Cole, Nov. 20, p. 716. PERSONAL INJURY LAW (See New Jersey State Bar Association, Suits & Deals) * Judge Rules PIP Online Processor Flouted Dispute-Resolution Patent; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 13, p. 623. * Damages for Pre-Crash Fright Are Recoverable Under N.J. Law; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 953. * PIP Claimant May Take the Fifth When Claims Are Subject of a Criminal Case; by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 955. * Negligent Assignment of Horse to Rider Can Leave Owner Liable; by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1148. PRODUCT LIABILITY (See Suits & Deals) * Middlesex Jury Awards $1.9M in Suit Linking Industrial Talc and Cancer; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 723. PROSECUTORS * Age of the Acting Prosecutor?; by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 2, p. 1. * Ottenberg Named Acting Camden County Prosecutor; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 13, p. 624. * U.S. Attorney’s Tactics Draw Critics But Get Results (Lawyer of the Year: Christopher Christie); by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 25, p. 1141. PUNITIVE DAMAGES * Judge Shaves $26.2M Ford Verdict, Saying Jury Felt Impulse To Punish; by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 2, p. 5. RICO * N.J. Insurer Claims Hedge Fund Meddled With Stock Price Moves; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 2, p. 5. * No RICO Liability for Archdiocese for Alleged Sex Abuse Cover-up; by Shannon P. Duffy, Nov. 27, p. 812. SARBANES-OXLEY * Children’s Place Reports SEC and Internal Probes Into Stock Options; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 9, p. 270. * Struggling N.J. Retailer To “Go Dark”; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 27, p. 830. SECURITIES * Medarex CEO Resigns Amid Probe, Litigation Over Backdated Options; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 641. * E-Mail Breach Leads Hertz To Drop Deutsche Bank as IPO Underwriter; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 642. * Backdating Options Is a Taxing Situation in More Than One Way; by Lynne Marek, Nov. 13, p. 643. * N.J.’s Emcore, Tyco Say Executives Received Backdated Stock-Options; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 723. * Blogs as Full SEC Disclosure?; by Pamela A. MacLean, Dec. 4, p. 895. SETTLEMENTS * Offer of Judgment Stays on the Table Throughout Multiple Trials, Court Says; by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 11, p. 959. SEXUAL ABUSE, ASSAULT, MISCONDUCT; SEX OFFENDERS (See ‘Megan’s Law’) * Circuits Struggle With Waivers of Jury Trials in Sensational Cases; by Pamela A. MacLean, Oct. 23, p. 383. SUITS & DEALS AUTO NEGLIGENCE * Elizondo v. Mason and Dixon Lines Inc. ($1M settlement); by Michael Booth, Oct. 2, p. 9. * Radom v. Koribanics ($500,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 2, p. 9. * Carroll v. Burak ($325,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 2, p. 9. * Arena v. New Jersey Transit ($4M settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Leder v. Sarpong ($445,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Monahan v. Duggan ($450,994 jury award); by Charles Toutan, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Crouse v. Worldwide Parts Accessories Corp. ($685,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Oct. 16, p. 317. * Houde v. Applegate ($250,000 jury award); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 16, p. 317. * Thornton v. DeJesus ($525,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 23, p. 381. * Angelo v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. ($502,685 jury order); by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 381. * Zaltsman v. Jeandron ($315,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 23, p. 381. * McKenna v. Tile Masters Inc. ($2.3M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 6, p. 545. * Estate of Mahmood v. Winzinger Inc. ($1.1M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 6, p. 545. * Khan v. Dad’s Daily Auction ($850,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Nov. 6, p. 545. * Burnham v. Tozzi ($375,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 13, p. 625. * Yucius v. Venturi ($1.25M jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Szczepanik v. Dixon ($1M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Kardan v. Sanchez ($625,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Lugo v. Singh ($475,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Anisfeld v. Sobel ($315,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Feit v. Great-West Life and Annuity Insurance Co. ($188,931 prejudgment interest award); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Imundo v. Levanovsky ($525,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 27, p. 813. * Greene v. Pustie ($396,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 27, p. 813. * Moore v. Opdyke ($1.47M settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 4, p. 877. * Kramer v. Stewart ($1M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 11, p. 957. * Jenicek v. Hobin ($900,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 957. * Hedvat v. Merwin ($248,000 jury verdict); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1065. * Seiler v. Amerman ($725,000 jury verdict); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 18, p. 1065. * Gangemi v. Zizza ($650,000 settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 18, p. 1065. * Garland v. Hallack ($4.3M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 25, p. 1149. * Barbounis v. Apple Limousine and Taxi Service Inc. ($775,000 settlement); by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1149. CIVIL RIGHTS * Foley v. Boag ($425,000 settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 2, p. 9. CONDEMNATION * City of Long Branch v. Stavola Realty Co. ($2M settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Carteret Redevelopment Agency v. Espinosa ($565,000 jury award); by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 30, p. 465. CONTRACTS * Pinto v. Route 18 Shopping Associates (Insurer must pay full settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Feit v. Great-West Life and Annuity Ins. Co. ($1M jury verdict); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 30, p. 465. DRINKING * Fogarty v. Harrison Avenue Tavern (Verdict for the defense); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Estate of Fameux v. Pelli (No cause); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Oct. 30, p. 465. INSURANCE FRAUD * David Wilson Assoc. Inc. v. NIA Bilinkas ($2M malpractice damages); by Michael Booth, Dec. 11, p. 957. LIABILITY * Hancock v. New Jersey Transit ($470,000 jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 13, p. 625. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE/NEGLIGENCE * Hrycak v. Pane ($2M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 16, p. 317. * Boylan v. Shoemaker ($768,750 jury award); by Michael Booth, Oct. 30, p. 465. * Cusmano v. Women Caring for Women ($2.07M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 18, p. 1065. * Auston v. Wasserstrum ($2.17M jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 25, p. 1149. NEGLIGENCE * Artis v. White Castle Inc. ($2.275M settlement); by Michael Booth, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Pallman v. American Hockey d/b/a Wall Sports Arena ($2.85M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Nov. 13, p. 625. PERSONAL INJURY * Zuback v. Broome ($3M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 2, p. 9. * Markowski v. Humphrey ($936,000 jury verdict); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 16, p. 317. * Neeb v. Society Hill ($800,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 6, p. 545. * Gutwald v. Stemmer ($500,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 6, p. 545. * Pagan v. Andrade ($1.5M settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 18, p. 1065. PREMISES LIABILITY * Coleman v. East Point Condominium ($490,000 settlement); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Atkins v. Garden Spires Apartments ($1.9M settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 30, p. 465. * Selikson v. Jefferson Gardens Associates ($712,500 settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 20, p. 705. * Raisin v. Riley ($272,500 jury award); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 4, p. 877. * Byer v. Prudential Fox & Roach ($540,000 jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 25, p. 1149. PRODUCT LIABILITY * Prospect Ashley Condominium Assoc. v. Lookout Builders ($1.6M settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 30, p. 465. * Vasquez-Torres v. Peco Inc. ($600,000 settlement); by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 11, p. 957. * Harold v. Black & Decker ($449,819 jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 25, p. 1149. SEXUAL HARASSMENT * Parrone v. Acevedo ($200,000 settlement); by Mary Pat Gallagher, Dec. 11, p. 957. WHISTLE-BLOWERS * Stahl v. A.C. Moore Inc. ($3.3M jury award); by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 6, p. 545. WORKPLACE INJURY * Orgonas v. J.V.Palmonari Inc. ($995,000 jury award); by Charles Toutant, Oct. 2, p. 9. * Quirola v. Suburban Disposal Inc. ($1.125M settlement); by Michael Booth, Oct. 9, p. 253. * Diaz v. C&S Wholesalers ($607,500 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 16, p. 317. * Weaver v. Paramus Park Shopping Center ($1.18M jury award); by Henry Gottlieb, Oct. 23, p. 381. * Hoeckh v. Pierson Industries Inc. ($877,284 jury award); by Michael Booth, Oct. 23, p. 381. * Carter v. Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. ($325,000 settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 13, p. 625. * Gravina v. PPG Industries Inc. ($925,000 settlement); by Henry Gottlieb, Dec. 18, p. 1065. * Mansfield v. March Associates ($4.95M settlement); by Charles Toutant, Dec. 25, p. 1149. * New Jersey Transit v. Dan-Za General Contractors Inc. ($1.275M jury award); by Michael Booth, Dec. 25, p. 1149. WRONGFUL DEATH * Ventura v. BCG Marble & Granite Fabricators ($1M settlement); by Lisa Brennan, Oct. 23, p. 381. SUPREME COURT, SUPREME COURT COMMITTEES NEW JERSEY (See also Appellate Watch, Notices to the Bar) * Torch Passed to Zazzali; Nov. 13, p. 617. UNITED STATES * Sealed Filings Increase at High Court; by Tony Mauro, Oct. 23, p. 389. TAXATION * Broad Coattails on Lane Bryant Taxation Ruling; by Martin C. Daks, Oct. 16, p. 333. * Study Ranks New Jersey the State Least Friendly to Small Businesses; by Martin C. Daks, Nov. 6, p. 563. * ADP Enters Sales-Tax Compliance Business With $125M Acquisition; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 4, p. 894. TOBACCO * Tobacco Punitive Damages Case May Head Back to State Court; by Tony Mauro, Nov. 6, p. 553. TORT CLAIMS ACT * Paxil Tort Claims at Stake in Pre-emption Case; by Pamela A. MacLean, Oct. 23, p. 379. UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE * Justices Slam Nation’s Patent System; by Tony Mauro, Dec. 4, p. 895. UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY * Casualty of Deferred Prosecution; by Sue Reisinger, Oct. 23, p. 397. * UMDNJ Paid No-Show Cardiologists To Lure Patients, U.S. Monitor Reports; by Lisa Brennan, Nov. 20, p. 702. * UMDNJ Counsel Under Investigation for Complicity in Sinecure Scheme; by Lisa Brennan, Dec. 4, p. 884. VENTURE CAPITAL DEALS * Home D�cor Closes $65M Offering; Trio Invests $7.3M in Security Firm; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 25, p. 1167. * Realogy To Be Acquired in $9 Billion Deal; by Martin C. Daks, Dec. 25, p. 1167. VERBATIM * International Human Rights: An Overview; by James R. Zazzali, Nov. 27, p. 818. * Judge Rosemarie Williams States She Will Not Seek Reappointment; Dec. 25, p. 1146. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION/DISABILITY (See also Family Law) * Workers’ Comp Claims Hobbled by Medicare-Review Contractor Switch; by Charles Toutant, Nov. 13, p. 622. * Accident Caused by Intentional Wrong Found Covered by Workers’ Comp; by Michael Booth, Dec. 11, p. 955. WRONGFUL DEATH * Trantino’s Victims’ Families Can Sue for Wrongful Death, Court Rules; by Mary Pat Gallagher, Nov. 27, p. 811. EDITORIALS * Interpretation (The role of the judiciary in society); Oct. 2, p. 22. * Name That Judge (If name of attorneys appear, why not judges?); Oct. 2, p. 22. * Lawyers and Consumer Fraud (CFA shouldn’t apply to highly regulated professions); Oct. 9, p. 267. * Hable Ingl�s (Bogota’s English-only referendum nativist); Oct. 9, p. 267. * Why Not Polygraph Evidence? (Time to take another look at polygraph evidence); Oct. 9, p. 267. * Passing the Buck (State owns deer, so should pay for its removal from roadside); Oct. 16, p. 330. * Applying the Brakes (Appellate Division’s Verni decision justified); Oct. 16, p. 330. * Arbitration Delay (It loses its value when stalled); Oct. 16, p. 330. * The Civil Justice Gap (State must support LSNJ entities); Oct. 23, p. 394. * Fairness in Ethics Proceedings (OAE selection procedure should be changed); Oct. 23, p. 394. * Multiple Office Holding (Repeal N.J.S.A. 40A:9-4); Oct. 23, p. 394. * A Long Gain ( Lewis was not a punt by Supreme Court); Oct. 30, p. 482. * The Acoustics of Legislation (Endorses bill to bring back wooden baseball bats); Oct. 30, p. 482. * Amicus Curiae (Adopt the U.S. Supreme Court’s view); Oct. 30, p. 482. * Screening Toward Excellence (Governor’s idea, if sincere, will lead to good things); Nov. 6, p. 558. * Promote Commander Swift (Hamdan’s lawyer did an exceptional job); Nov. 6, p. 558. * Irreconcilable Differences (Shortening divorce’s waiting period makes sense); Nov. 6, p. 558. * Failure To Prosecute (Electronic filings lag in state courts); Nov. 13, p. 638. * Involuntary Outpatient Treatment ( S-1093 is a good first step); Nov. 13, p. 638. * Downward (Campaign reaches new low); Nov. 13, p. 638. * A Line in the Sand (State eroding property rights); Nov. 20, p. 718. * Judicial Compensation (Time for a judicial pay raise); Nov. 20, p. 718. * Giving Thanks (Thank everyone who keeps the legal profession honorable); Nov. 20, p. 718. * Constitutional Tax Stability (Property tax reform committee should be applauded); Nov. 27, p. 826. * A Call to Action (Corporations leading way to diverse legal environment); Nov. 27, p. 826. * Metadata (Make sure it doesn’t disclose confidential information); Nov. 27, p. 826. * “Justice the Guardian of Liberty” (Putting one’s trust in the U.S. Supreme Court); Dec. 4, p. 890. * Specifically and Separately (Attorneys should adhere to Rule 4:5-4); Dec. 4, p. 890. * Global Warming at the High Court (Wish plaintiffs well in Massachusetts v. EPA); Dec. 4, p. 890. * If Not Now (Time to look at reforming municipal courts); Dec. 4, p. 890. * Village Justice (State should determine supervision of sex offenders); Dec. 11, p. 970. * Should “Less” Be “More”? (A call for clearly written legislation); Dec. 11, p. 970. * Quite a Speech (Justice Hoens justifying our high opinion of her); Dec. 11, p. 970. * A Very Different Mount Laurel Decision ( MiPro is wrong answer to wrong question); Dec. 18, p. 1082. * The McNulty Memo (Reforming the Thompson memorandum); Dec. 25, p. 1162. * Drowning in Drug Offenders (Treatment a more enlightened approach); Dec. 25, p. 1162. * Fuzzy Court TV (Oral arguments of judiciary’s Web site need improvement); Dec. 25, p. 1162. NOTICES TO THE BAR * Oct. 2, p. 2: Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board; Bankruptcy Court Trenton Vicinage Realigned to Include Monmouth Co.; Statewide Expansion of Economic Mediation Program � Need for Additional Qualified Mediators; Communications Data Warrant Judges Designations of Supreme Court of New Jersey; Disciplinary Orders (Dargay, Epstein, Hussain-El); Corrective Amendment to Rule 1:20-9(b); Restorations to Practice (Calello, Jimenez); Bankruptcies. * Oct. 9, p. 246: State Bar Announces Candidates for Nominating Committee; Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Buonopane); Judicial Assignments (Ashrafi, Fineman, Geiger); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Proposed 2007 Attorney Discipline Budget; Risperdal/Seroquel/Zyprexa Litigation Designated Mass Tort; Disciplinary Actions (Edelson, Garrett-Davis, Horowitz, Lutz, Moeller); Deletions From the 2006 License Revoked List and 2006 Ineligible List. * Oct. 16, p. 310: Restoration of License to Practice (Frank); Reinstatement of Revoked Attorney Alice K. Kim; Bankruptcy Judge Burns Reappointed; Recall Judge Assignments (Greene, Perretti, Sullivan); People Without Lawyers: New Jersey’s Civil Legal Justice Gap Continues 2006 Report From Legal Services of New Jersey; Volunteers Appointed to Attorney Ethics Committees; Disbarment Order (Weiner); Resignations Without Prejudice (Endries, Hannibal, Blum, Bressler, Kazaglis, Borock); Appeals Added in the New Jersey Supreme Court, October 5, 2006; Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Third Quarter Report; Bankruptcies. * Oct. 23, p. 374: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Amendments to the Local Civil Rules Re: Electronic Case Filing Policies and Procedures; Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch Litigation Designated Mass Tort; Consolidated Communications Data Warrant Judge Order; Consolidated Wiretap Order; Judicial Assignments (Carey, St. John); Disciplinary Actions (Jacoby, Kivler, McBride, Tan); U.S. Bankruptcy Court In re: Standing Order 06-01 Extending the Suspension of Some Requirements of Local Civil Rules 10.1(B); 81.2(B); and 501.1; Appeals Added in the New Jersey Supreme Court, October 16, 2006. * Oct. 30, p. 458: N.J. Superior Court, Appellate Division, Relocation of Chambers; Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board ( IMO Lynch, Kivler, Franks); Order To Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Thomas); IOLTA Ineligible List; Appellate Division Assignments of Judges Baxter, Lyons and Messano; New Judges Assigned (Fox, Sandson, St. John); Amendments to Side Two of Civil Summons (Rules Appendix XII-A); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Judge Carchman Designated To Continue as Acting Administrative Director. * Nov. 6, p. 538: Restoration to Practice (Lawrence); New Fee Arbitration Secretary for District IV (Camden and Gloucester Counties) Fee Arbitration Committee (McCormack); State Bar Nominating Committee Seeks Candidate for Vacant Camden County Trustee Seat; Civil Summons (Rules Appendix XII-A) Additional Updates to Side 2 (Phone Number Are Codes); Judiciary Volunteers � Code of Conduct and Litigation Reporting Policy, Directive No. 19-06; Fee Arbitration Committee Secretaries; Civil Rule Amendment � R. 4:64-1 Uncontested Judgment: Foreclosures Other Than In Rem Tax Foreclosures; Civil Rule Amendment � R. 5:4-2(h) Complaint � Affidavit or Certification of Notification of Complementary Dispute Resolution Alternatives; State Bar Foundation Seeks Nominees for Medal of Honor; Bankruptcies. * Nov. 13, p. 618: Judge Thomas Brown Designated as Camden Criminal Presiding Judge; Board on Attorney Certification � Attorney Certification Applications; NJSBA Extends Application Deadline for Camden County Trustee Seat; Judge Stephen Holden Assigned to Camden County Criminal Part; Board on Attorney Certification � Applicants for Recertification; Reinstatement of Attorneys; N.J. Law Revision Commission Meeting Agenda for Nov. 16, 2006; Resignations Without Prejudice (Mansouri, Leemon, Miele, Silber, Thomas, Hochheiser, Forman, Teffenhart, Schoulder, Kapadia, Hollar); Reappointments to Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (Handler, O’Hern, Davis); Order to Show Cause in Disciplinary Proceedings (Mitchell); Disciplinary Action (Vartan); Deadlines for Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Claims (Bernhard, Hussain-El, Jones Lynch); Bankruptcies. * Nov. 20, p. 698: State Bar Foundation Seeks Nominees for Medal of Honor; NJSBA Extends Application Deadline for Camden County Trustee Seat; State Bar Solicits Nominations for Annual Pro Bono Award; Disciplinary Actions (Czapelski, Gallo, LeBlanc, Moran); Deadlines for Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Claims (Bernhard, Hussain-El, Jones Lynch); Restorations to Practice (Kivler, Lawrence); Reinstatement of Attorneys; U.S. Magistrate Judge Schneider Assigned to Camden Vicinage; Resignations Without Prejudice (Waterman, Kelly); Office of Attorney Ethics Quarterly Discipline Report � (7/1/2006 to 9/30/2006); Criminal Appeal Rights Form and Colloquy, AOC Directive No. 20-06 [Supersedes Directive #10-06]; Resignations Without Prejudice (Zam, McCoy, Stump). * Nov. 27, p. 806: Civil Summons (Rule Appendix XII-A) � Further Update to Side 2; John Malone Named Union County Presiding General Equity Judge; Release of Attorney Trust Funds � Michael C. Scoon; Peter Bariso Jr. Named Hudson Co. Acting Presiding Civil Part Judge; Judge Marianne Espinosa Assigned Temporarily to Union Co. Civil Part; Order Declaring the Day After Thanksgiving a Court Holiday; Reinstatement of Attorneys; Appointments to Advisory Committee on Judicial Financial Reporting; Bankruptcies. * Dec. 4, p. 870: U.S. District Court Announcement of Vacancies on Criminal Justice Act Panel; New Fee Arbitration Secretary for District IV (Camden and Gloucester Counties); Order of Temporary Suspension (Flanagan); Restoration to Practice (Silverman); Reinstatement of Attorneys; Restoration of Licenses to Practice (Alpert, Murray, Sher, Teichholz); Disciplinary Action (Giamanco). * Dec. 11, p. 950: Appellate Division Special Part on Megan’s Law Appeals; Messano Designated Hudson Co. Interim Acting Assignment Judge; Temporary Suspension Order � Heywood E. Becker; Disbarment Order � Rick A. Garcia; Reprimand Order � Vincent J. Murphy Jr.; Suspension Order � Frank L. Armour; Reprimand Order � Russell T. Kivler; Restorations to Practice (Cheek, Kress); Disbarment Order � Richard R. Thomas II; U.S. District Court Announcement of Vacancies on Criminal Justice Act Panel; Attorneys in Compliance With IOLTA; Bankruptcies. * Dec. 18, p. 1058: Bar Extends Nomination Deadline for Section Committee Trustee Seat; U.S. District Court Announcement of Vacancies on Criminal Justice Act Panel; Judge Laskin Temporarily Assigned to Camden County Family Part; Judge Fratto Temporarily Assigned to Camden County Family Part; Approved Jury Selection Standards, Including Model Voir Dire Questions Directive No. 21-06; Reinstate of Attorneys; Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection � Lists of Ineligible Foreign Legal Consultants, Ineligible In-House Counsel and Ineligible Pro Hac Vice Attorneys; U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Bankruptcy Court Filing Fees; Reappointments to Committee on Judiciary Staff Outside Activities; Appointments to Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics; Superior Court, Appellate Division Emergent Applications � December 18, 2006 Through March 18, 2007; Attorneys in Compliance With IOLTA; Proposed Amendment to Rule 1:20A-5 � Fee Arbitration Confidentiality; Amendment to Rule 1:27-2(e) � In-House Counsel Licensure � Job Changes � Time Before Termination of In-House License; Reappointments to Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law (Doggett, Frankland, Ostberg, Sweetser, Londa, Dennehy); Divorce � Dispute Resolution Alternatives to Conventional Litigation Descriptive Material Required by Rule 5:4-2(h); Certification Forms; Judicial Admonition Order � James M. Newman; Bankruptcies. * Dec. 25, p. 1142: Defaults Scheduled for Review by the Disciplinary Review Board ( IMO Malat, Scott, Walton, Kimmel, Hediger, Hamill, Cavallo, Wargo); Committee on Attorney Advertising Appointments and Designations (Cappell, Schwartz, Becker, Fuerst); Continuation of Newark Municipal Court Weekend Sessions; N.J. Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics, Opinion 710 � Misrepresenting Purchase Price or Other Material Fact Regarding a Real Estate Transaction; Order on Petition for Release of Funds � Andrew T. Brasno Jr.; U.S. District Court Announcement of Vacancies on Criminal Justice Act Panel; Reinstatement of Attorneys; New Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Reporting Form Administrative Directive No. 22-06 [Supersedes Directive No. 11-06]; Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Reporting Form; N.J. Lawyers Assistance Program Membership Rule Amended; Bankruptcies. SUPPLEMENTS AND THIRD SECTIONS * July to September 2006 Index: Oct. 2. * Associates Class of 2006: Oct. 9. * ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation Seminars: Oct. 16. * Real Estate and Title Insurance: Oct. 23. * Tackling Property Tax Reform; by Christopher John Stracco, p. 417. * Sea Change in Transfer Tax; by Russell Bershad and Jason R. Tuvel, p. 420. * Commercial Development and COAH: A Bad Mix?; by Thomas Jay Hall, p. 422. * No Short Cuts for Zoning Boards; by Shari Blecher and Stuart Lieberman, p. 425. * Eminent Domain in the New Jersey Courts; by Azish Filabi, p. 426. * The Dilution of Specific Performance; by Robert J. Feinberg, p. 427. * Developer Accountability in Fair Housing Suits; by Jeffrey R. Surenian, p. 428. * Title Producer Relies on Good Adverse Work; by Richard Gelfond, p. 429. * Unrecordable Easements and Natural Rights; by Dennis M. Gonski, p. 430. * Structuring Redevelopment Agreements and Plans; by Martin L. Borosko, Ivan J. Kaplan and Michael A. Oxman, p. 431. * No GCL Coverage for Subcontractor’s Work; by John T. Coyne, p. 432. * New Jersey Legal Almanac 2006: Oct. 30. * Corrections to Legal Almanac: Nov. 13, p. 620. * Xtreme CLE 2006: Nov. 6. * Workplace Injuries: Nov. 6. * A Watered Down Intoxication Defense; by Robert J. Fitzgerald, p. 581. * Planning for OSHA Investigations; by Roger Kaplan, Carla Macaluso and Jason Ruff, p. 583. * Taking the “Discretion” Out of Disability Benefit Payments; by Michael E. Quiat, p. 584. * Proof of Loss Filing Date Tolled; by Michael E. Quiat, p. 584. * Don’t Forget the Medical Bills; by Marci Hill Jordan, p. 586. * Reduce the Risk of Workplace Violence; by Kevin M. Duddlesten, p. 588. * Preparing for an Outbreak of Avian Flu; by Scott H. Dunham and Anne E. Garrett, p. 590. * Financial Planning: Nov. 13. * A Private Annuity Surprise; by Scott P. Borsack, p. 661. * Charitable Changes; by Edward Brown and William Poole, p. 664. * Life Insurance Has a Price; by Stuart M. Gladstone and Susan K. Dromsky-Reed, p. 665. * Aiding and Abetting Corporate Fraud; by David M. Stauss, p. 666. * Tracing Foreign Insider Trading; by Joshua E. Levine and Gerald J. Russello, p. 667. * The Brazilian Securities Market; by Roberta S. Karmel, p. 668. * Successful Bar Candidates July 2006 Bar Examination: Nov. 20. * Corporate Counsel: Nov. 20. * Improving Bottom Line Helps Boost GCs’ Pay; by Henry Gottlieb, p. 743. * 2005 Earnings for Top N.J. Legal Officers (chart); p. 745. * The Way General Counsel View Outside Attorneys; p. 749. * Representing Corporate New Jersey; p. 753. * A Six-Year Look at Who Gets the Work; p. 764. * The Untouchables; by Tamara Loomis, p. 765. * When GCs Look for Outside Counsel; p. 768. * In-House Pay Continues To Climb; by Sheri Qualters, p. 769. * Environmental Law: Dec. 4. * Lessons From a Contaminated Daycare; by Lewis Goldshore and Marsha Wolf, p. 913. * Preventing Another Kiddie Kollege; by David Brook, p. 916. * The Brownfield Priority; by Steve Barnett, p. 918. * “Streamlined” Cleanup Process May Cause Delays; by Lisa M. Bromberg, Thomas Spiesman and Sarah M. Samp, p. 920. * Neighbors Cannot Be Ignored; by Mary Lou Delahanty and R. Kevin McGrory, p. 923. * A Nontoxic Ounce of Prevention; by Raymond Brown and David Roth, p. 924. * 2006 Cases Test Bounds of Agency Authority; by Dennis J. Krumholz, p. 925. * Product Liability & Toxic Torts: Dec. 11. * Judicial Activism in Failure-to-Warn Cases; by Stuart M. Feinblatt and Monique Cofer, p. 993. * Does FDA Approval Provide Safe Harbor?; by William A. Dreier, p. 995. * Ex Parte Physician Interviews; by David Uitti and Elliot Gardner, p. 996. * Across the Hudson, a Different View of “Take-Home” Liability; by Timothy Corriston and Andrew McNally, p. 998. * Product Liability as a Remedy for Property Damage; by Marc D. Crowley, p. 1000. * Mass Tort Book Clarifies Procedure; by Michael Dore, p. 1002. * Shrinking the Target; by Debra M. Perry and Mitchell Kurtz, p. 1004. * Newly Admitted Attorneys � July 2006: Dec. 18. * July 2006 New Jersey State Bar Examination Essay Questions and Answers: Dec. 18.

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