♦ Winners …
- BIRDSALL BRAIN TRUST
A bankruptcy judge approves $728,000 in bonuses to help the Eatontown-based engineering firm, under indictment for conspiring to circumvent the pay-to-play law, keep its top talent from bolting.
- HOME BUYERS
A new law will require insurers to issue a one-page summary of a homeowner policy’s major coverages and exceptions.
- JOHNSON & JOHNSON
An appeals court affirms, on pre-emption grounds, dismissal of a false-advertising suit over the company’s Benecol butter substitute.
- SANDY VICTIMS
The federal government approves $1.8 million to help N.J. businesses and residents recover.
♦ … & Losers
- LAURYN HILL
The Grammy-winning singer is sentenced to three months in prison for not reporting $2.3 million in income.
- NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS INC.
The Third Circuit affirms Palmyra Borough’s decision to close the company’s flea market at a former weapons-testing facility, citing hazards.
- NEWARK ARCHDIOCESE
It will pay $650,000 to five men who say they were molested by a former priest.