♦ Winners …

  • HERTZ CORP.
    A federal judge in Newark dismisses a suit alleging a worker’s dismissal for bizarre behavior violated the collective bargaining agreement.
  • J&J
    An eighth generic drug maker drops plans to invalidate the New Brunswick company’s patent for oral contraceptive Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo.
  • SANDY VICTIMS
    The Federal Housing Authority extends a program that allows homeowners to suspend mortgage payments.
  • SEARS
    A state Tax Court judge knocks out as premature a suit alleging the retailer wrongly charged sales tax on paper-product purchases.

♦ … & Losers

  • THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL
    A state appeals court orders a jury trial in a suit by a teacher who claims he was fired because he is gay.
  • PORT AUTHORITY OF NY/NJ
    Failing to show firefighters had sufficient training draws a $3.5M fine to the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • SANOFI PASTEUR INC.
    A federal judge in Newark denies its request to throw out a vaccine price-fixing suit by medical practices.
  • STRUGGLING HOMEOWNERS
    N.J. foreclosures continue to increase but not as quickly as in other states, a RealtyTrac survey says.