New Jersey

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

New Jersey at a Glance

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$1,960 Potential Tort Cost
Reduction ($1,000,000)
0.85% - 2.30% Potential Increase
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In the News Today - May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 | Insights

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 »

In the News Today - December 17, 2015

December 17, 2015 | Insights

2015 "Judicial Hellholes" announced: California, New York City, Florida, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia were named as "Judicial Hellholes" in the American Tort Reform Association's annual report. West Virginia joined Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, and New Jersey on the "Watch List." (West Virginia MetroNews) Read More »

Criticism of SEC In-House Court Fuels Reform Bill in Congress

December 14, 2015 | Insights

Critics of the Securities and Exchange Commission's in-house court system are "finding some sympathetic ears in Congress." Read More »

MasterCard Blasts 'Baseless' Lawsuit Over Its 'Stand Up To Cancer' Fundraising Promotion

December 09, 2015 | Insights

"Baseless" and "disappointing" is how a spokesperson for MasterCard labels a class action against the company over its "Stand Up To Cancer" charity fundraising promotion. Read More »

In the News Today - October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015 | Insights

New Jersey's ranking in ILR's 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey is cited in a letter to the editor by Marcus Rayner, president, New Jersey Civil Justice Institute. Rayner calls for "common sense legal reform legislation that will send a signal that frivolous litigation is not welcome here." (Asbury Park Press) Read More »

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