♦ Winners …
- INTERNET GAMBLING
A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind Poll shows opposition to e-betting dropped to 46 percent, from 67 percent in 2011.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN
Finding the federal Labor Management Relations Act pre-emptive, a judge dismisses an engineer’s state-law claims that the company breached a collective bargaining pact.
- MARTY SMALL
A state judge says the Atlantic City councilman, having been acquitted of election fraud, can sue the Attorney General’s Office for alleged malicious prosecution.
… & Losers ♦
- CELLPHONING DRIVERS
The Assembly passes a bill increasing penalties for repeat offenders of laws against cellphone use while driving.
- LEONARD LUCIANO
The Essex County freeholder admits to texting while driving, which caused him to crash into a tree.
A state appeals court reinstates a slip-and-fall suit, finding evidence the company had constructive knowledge of a puddle.