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September 21, 2020Branding School Face Masks in the Time of Covid
In a recent article for the Campus Legal Advisor, Zinnia Faruque highlights a few ways for universities to protect their brands amidst a global pandemic.
September 1, 2020Trending Law Blog: Third Circuit Upholds Public School Student’s First Amendment Rights
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses the Third Circuit's affirmance of a lower court's decision that a school district had violated a student's First Amendment rights for using social media in violation of school policy.
August 27, 2020Amendments to the New Jersey Court Rules that Impact Motions to Dismiss and Motions in Limine Take Effect September 1, 2020
On September 1, 2020, several amendments to the New Jersey Court Rule will go into effect. New Jersey litigants should take particular note of the following two rule changes.
August 24, 2020NJ Supreme Court Finds Employee Assented to Arbitration by Continuing Her Employment
In its August 18, 2020 opinion in the case of Amy Skuse v. Pfizer, Inc., the New Jersey Supreme Court enforced an employer’s arbitration agreement, finding that the plaintiff employee had effectively assented to arbitration by continuing her employment in the face of the employer’s announcement of a new arbitration policy.
August 24, 2020Unopposed Motion to Seal Denied: Declaration of Outside Counsel, Not Based on Personal Knowledge, Deficient Under Local Civil Rules
A recent Order entered by Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider illustrates the danger of submitting declarations from outside (and/or local) counsel – not based on personal knowledge – in support of sealing requests under our District’s Local Civil Rule 5.3 governing motions to seal.
August 18, 2020Third Circuit Makes Clear that “Good Cause” Standard Applies to Motions to Amend Filed After Deadline in Scheduling Order
In a precedential opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court clarified that “when a party moves to amend or add a party after the deadline in a district court’s scheduling order has passed, the ‘good cause’ standard of Rule 16(b)(4) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure applies.”
August 3, 2020Department of Labor Provides New Guidance and Resources on Compliance with Federal Laws Amidst On-Going COVID-19 Pandemic
As employment law continues to evolve during the ongoing pandemic crisis, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has continued to published new guidance materials for employees and employers regarding compliance with Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), in addition to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
July 29, 2020New Jersey Permit Extension Act 2020 Enacted
On July 1, 2020, Governor Murphy signed the Permit Extension Act of 2020 (the “Act”) into law after certain amendments to the Act were made. The Act brings significant relief to the New Jersey real estate market.
July 29, 2020Trending Law Blog: Social Media Platforms Score Another First Amendment Victory
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision to protect private entities' freedom of speech.
July 22, 2020Podcast: Does Remote Access Endanger Your Ability to Protect Your Trade Secrets?
Jack Losinger discusses the impact that the recent increase in remote access to sensitive business information may have upon an employer’s ability to protect its trade secrets, and provides four critical steps that companies should take in order to maintain the “protectability” of those trade secrets.