♦ Winners …
New Jersey debuts online gambling through the casinos’ websites.
• BorgatA CASINO & SPA
A federal judge declines to void separation agreements with discharged dealers who waived claims in exchange for severance payments.
A Passaic County jury rejects a claim that poor security at its Paterson restaurant was to blame for a patron’s stabbing.
♦ … & Losers
• BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY WAREHOUSE
The company is not entitled to a $396,000 refund on taxes for warehouse improvements, a N.J. appeals court says.
• DRUG TRAFFICKERS
An Assembly panel approves a bill that would subject them to tougher charges based on the number of units—such as pills—rather than weight.
• THEODORE FIORE
The state Department of Environmental Protection fines the Newark recycler/demolisher $2.9 million for raising a 75-foot pile of debris—45 feet higher and five to six times more massive than is legal.