New Jersey

New Jersey is ranked #38 in the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping six positions since 2012.

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$1,960 Potential Tort Cost
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0.85% - 2.30% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 | News and Blog

New Jersey Spotlight highlights the state's 38th ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey as its "Daily Number." The article reports, "That isn't bad news, it's bad business: 75 percent of U.S. companies indicated that a state's legal environment affects important business decisions, like where to relocate or expand." Read More »

NJ Judge Tosses Two Talc Suits, Citing Lack of 'Sufficient Scientific Proof'

September 06, 2016 | News and Blog

A New Jersey judge has tossed two suits alleging Johnson & Johnson's talc-based products caused the plaintiffs to develop ovarian cancer, holding that the plaintiffs' "experts didn't offer sufficient scientific proof establishing the connection between talc and the disease." Read More »

In the News Today - September 6, 2016

September 06, 2016 | News and Blog

License plates dub New Jersey the "Garden State," and while this densely populated state is known for growing eggplant, blueberries, and cranberries, it is also known for growing litigation. The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute (NJCJI) advocates for legal reforms to weed out the frivolous suits, stop the trend of "litigation tourism," and make the state's justice system fair for all. Read More »

State Allies Blog Series: Q&A with the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute

September 02, 2016 | News and Blog

License plates dub New Jersey the "Garden State," and while this densely populated state is known for growing eggplant, blueberries, and cranberries, it is also known for growing litigation. Read More »

In the News Today - May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 | News and Blog

New Federal "Employer Data" Regulation Could be Exploited by Plaintiffs' Bar: A federal regulation issued this week "will reveal publicly the workplace injuries and illnesses employers have typically logged for their private use, triggering a clash with business groups that say the data could be misconstrued and exploited by unions and plaintiffs' lawyers." Read More »

Six Flags Sued Over Child Losing Balance on Bugs Bunny Ride

May 11, 2016 | News and Blog

A recent lawsuit against a New Jersey amusement park is leaving everyone dazed and confused. The father of a minor child is suing the Six Flags amusement park in Jackson, New Jersey over the Bugs Bunny Camp Carousel, alleging the ride caused his son to lose his balance and hit his head. Read More »

In the News Today - April 28, 2016

April 28, 2016 | News and Blog

NJ Legal Reform Group Provides Defense of Consumer Arbitration: "The biggest opponents of arbitration are plaintiffs' attorneys, who make their living in the courtroom. These attorneys are running a smear campaign against arbitration because they know that having a faster and cheaper process for resolving disputes will cut into their bottom line." Read More »

In the News Today - April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016 | News and Blog

New Jersey Suits Over E-Commerce Disclaimers Grow: Toys R Us, Victoria's Secret, J.Crew and other retailers involved in e-commerce are among companies that have been targeted by suits in the District of New Jersey alleging their terms of service violate the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act. Read More »

In the News Today - April 18, 2016

April 18, 2016 | News and Blog

Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time: Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system - all due to a simple typo. Read More »

Mom and Son Sue over SAT Typo that Gave Students Extra Test Time

April 15, 2016 | News and Blog

Students take the SAT in hopes of going to college and getting a good education, but some New Jersey students are getting a first-hand lesson in the ins and outs of the legal system - all due to a simple typo. Read More »

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