♦ Winners …

• ARCHDIOCESE OF NEWARK

A federal judge dismisses a suit by a parish cook in Montclair who claimed she was fired after 20 years due to her age and her Polish nationality.

• GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE

The state Supreme Court declines to hear a challenge to his setting of Oct. 16 for a special election to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat.

• HILLSDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY

An appeals court upholds dismissal of a slip-and-fall suit by a patron who fell over a curb, finding there was no dangerous condition.

♦ … & Losers

• WALT TUTKA

Citing a lack of information, the EEOC dismisses the Phillipsburg public school teacher's complaint alleging his firing for giving a Bible to a student constituted religious discrimination.

• MAHMUD HAMMAD

The Rutherford resident pleads guilty to offering a $10,000 bribe to the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office to dispose of criminal charges against him.

• K. HOVNANIAN INC.

An appeals court denies the homebuilder's appeal of a decision to certify a class of plaintiffs who claimed defects in their heating and air-conditioning systems.