Winners…

• MCCARTER & ENGLISH

A federal judge denies a motion to disqualify the firm from representing accountants in a professional liability suit, finding it was not in conflict with the client’s insurance carrier.

• M.A.C. COSMETICS

The company wins summary judgment on a claim that a store makeup artist with bipolar disorder was subjected to disability discrimination when criticized for her aloofness.

• N.J. LAW SCHOOLS

Seton Hall, Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-Camden lead the nation in percentage of students who get postgraduate state or local judicial clerkships, according to U.S. News & World Report.

& Losers…

• FOREST LABORATORIES

A federal judge in Camden denies a motion to dismiss a suit claiming an infant was born with birth defects and died at 3 weeks old because her mother took Forest’s antidepressant drug Celexa during pregnancy.

• N.J. TAXPAYERS

Lawsuits between individual officers, or between officers and departments, cost the state almost $30 million in legal fees and other expenses from 2009 to 2012, according to a N.J. Public Radio study.

• TRENTON

It will pay $75,000 to Linda Ramsey to settle a suit over its 19-month delay in telling her that her missing daughter’s remains had been found. Mercer County and Ewing Township together will pay another $75,000.