♦ Winners …

  • COAH
    An appeals court lifts a stay on the agency’s seizure of millions of dollars in uncommitted affordable housing funds held by municipalities, but requires notice to all affected parties, who will have 30 days to contest forfeiture.
  • DISTRESSED HOMEOWNERS
    An Assembly panel approves a bill that would lower principal, interest for owners in default on mortgages held by the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.
  • N.J. COURTS
    The Society of Professional Journalists/NJ state awards the judiciary its 2nd-place prize in newsletter writing for Judiciary Times, a quarterly periodical by and about the court system.
  • ROBERT RICE
    The head of governance/litigation/regulation for the Americas at Deutsche Bank AG, who hails from Franklin Lakes, is named chief counsel to the Securities and Exchange Commission chairman.

♦ … & Losers

  • MARK ALEXANDER
    The Seton Hall law professor is defeated by Sen. Nia Gill in the Democratic primary.
  • DAVID B. GLAZER
    The Livingston lawyer loses his bid to get the Morris County prosecutor disqualified from a murder case on conflict grounds.
  • GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES
    An Assembly bill that would require, among other things, gun buyers to attend training classes stalls in committee.