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June 14, 2021In Case of First Impression, District of New Jersey Judge Establishes Framework to Determine Whether Parent-Subsidiary Relationship Confers Personal Jurisdiction
District Judge Kevin McNulty of the DNJ recently granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Judge McNulty’s detailed opinion provides critical guidance on how New Jersey courts will analyze whether jurisdiction premised on a parent-subsidiary relationship exists.
June 10, 2021A Brief Survey of Recent Appointments to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
One new district judge was recently confirmed by the United States Senate, and four new magistrate judges were recently appointed to the New Jersey federal bench.
May 27, 2021Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs into Law the HERO Act
The HERO Act Requires Employers to Implement Enhanced Health and Safety Standards for the Workplace by June 4, 2021
May 19, 2021District of New Jersey Issues Amended Standing Orders that Begin a Return to In-Person Judicial Proceedings
On May 19, 2021, Chief Judge Freda L. Wolfson of the District of New Jersey issued two Amended Standing Orders, Nos. 2021-02 and 2021-04, which relax existing COVID restrictions and, taken together, begin the return to in-person proceedings before the District of New Jersey.
May 10, 2021Trending Law Blog: The Donald Trump Twitter Case: Vacated and Dismissed as Moot by the Supreme Court
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling that vacated and dismissed a lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump for his decision to block certain social media followers.
May 5, 2021Trending Law Blog: Court Upholds Employee’s Termination for Violating Employer’s Social Media Policy
In a recent post by Trending Law Blog, Rob Nussbaum discusses a recent case in which the Third Circuit upheld a lower court's decision that an employee can be discharged by an employer due to certain social media posts.
April 28, 2021New Jersey Cannabis Counsel: New Jersey Supreme Court Rules that Employees Can Be Reimbursed for Medical Marijuana Expenses
In a recent post by New Jersey Cannabis Counsel, Alex Banzhaf examines a New Jersey Supreme Court decision which affirms that medical cannabis prescriptions are lawful under workers compensation.
April 19, 2021District of New Jersey Decision Helps Clarify Standards for Lifting Federal Litigation Stay Based on Concurrent PTAB Proceedings
In a recent decision, Judge Brian R. Martinotti affirmed Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert’s order denying plaintiffs’ motion for leave to amend its complaint.
April 15, 2021District of New Jersey Amends Local Civil Rules Relating to Sealing and Confidentiality Orders
The District of New Jersey recently amended its local civil rules relating to sealing procedures and confidentiality orders, which are more commonly referred to as protective orders in other jurisdictions.
April 14, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility is Expanding after New Jersey Issues Employer Guidance Regarding Mandatory Vaccination
Governor Murphy announced last week that all individuals who are 16 and older will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination starting on April 19, 2021.