♦ Winners…

  • BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB
    A federal judge in Trenton dismisses a suit claiming its anti-clotting drug Plavix caused gastrointestinal bleeding.
     
  • ENGLEWOOD
    The Third Circuit affirms dismissal of a civil-rights suit by a woman arrested in an eviction dispute.
     
  • LEGAL PROFESSION
    There were 1,000 jobs added in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
     
  • UNION WORKERS
    A Senate panel approves a bill that would expand their use in government construction projects.

… & Losers ♦

  • ASSOCIATION OF AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS
    A state appeals court denies its bid to delay new regulations on personal injury protection insurance.

  • DUNKIN’ DONUTS
    A Middlesex County judge denies its motion to dismiss a suit claiming black and Indian-American franchisees got less desirable locations.
     
  • N.J. DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    It agrees to pay $42,000 for alleged campaign-law violations in making in-kind contributions to Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign.
     
  • STATE POLICE
    N.J. will pay $125,000 to a plane-crash survivor who alleged a delay in the search-and-rescue mission prolonged her wait for care.