New Jersey

New Jersey is ranked #43 in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, dropping two positions since 2017. This is the lowest rank it has received in the survey’s history. It improved in the key element categories of Trial Judges’ Impartiality, Trial Judges’ Competence, and Quality of Appellate Review, but declined in five others.


New Jersey at a Glance

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  1. Bad Faith Bill May Endanger New Jersey Insurance Market

    August 20, 2018 | News

    Garden State legislators may be about to cripple the state's insurance markets with a liability expanding bill on "bad faith." ... Read More

  2. New Jersey Supreme Court Cites Higher Evidence Standard in Pharma Case

    August 02, 2018 | News

    A unanimous decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court suggested that the state's courts will now adhere to Daubert evidence standards, Legal Newsline reports in Forbes.... Read More

  3. ILR's Kim: NJ Lawmakers on Verge of "Jeopardizing" State's Innovative Reputation

    July 31, 2018 | News

    U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform Executive Vice President Harold Kim has an op-ed in NJBiz on two bills making their way through the New Jersey Legislature that may "drive up insurance costs and encourage frivolous litigation."... Read More

  4. The Great Myths of State False Claims Acts

    February 28, 2018 | Research

    The 2018 update to "Great Myths of State False Claims Acts" shows that the whistleblowers' bar is continuing to capitalize on state qui tam False Claims Acts (FCAs), harvesting windfall awards from states and the federal government. The paper also points out that the dubious benefits of implementing a state FCA turn into a clear financial net negative when states allow their FCAs to fall out of compliance with federal standards.... Read More

  5. In the News Today - February 23, 2018

    February 23, 2018 | News

    Fears of More N.J. Plaintiffs Spur Biz Push for Legal Fixes; SCOTUS Likely Won't Review 'Case-Killer' TCPA Decision... Read More

  6. Orange Juice Decision Shows the True Silliness of Many Food Lawsuits

    January 30, 2018 | Blogs

    Last week, a New Jersey judge "squeezed out" lawsuits in multidistrict litigation alleging that Tropicana falsely represented its orange juice as "all-natural." The orange juice pun might be silly, but food litigation continues to serve a serious portion of stress and confusion-costing businesses time and money. ... Read More

  7. Abuse of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act Just Keeps Getting Worse

    January 22, 2018 | Blogs

    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was designed to protect Americans from the annoying robocalls that no one wants or asks for. But when people are using the law to get on the phone, it's clear that it's time to fix it.... Read More

  8. New Jersey Enacts Foreign Judgment Recognition Reform Law

    January 16, 2018 | Blogs

    On Monday, New Jersey enacted a law to ensure that its courts do not enforce fraudulent or abusive legal judgments made by foreign courts.... Read More

  9. In the News Today - June 1, 2017

    June 01, 2017 | News and Blog

    A New Jersey resident, Jan Konopca, has filed "at least 31 cases in [New Jersey] based on phone calls that – far from being unwanted – were actively sought after by Mr. Konopca in his capacity as a serial, professional TCPA plaintiff," according to a letter from Comcast to U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Arpert. ... Read More

  10. The Food Court: Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation

    February 24, 2017 | Research

    This paper examines the emerging litigation trends in the food and beverage industry and makes concrete recommendations for reforms, outlining the role that the courts, legislatures, and regulatory agencies all have in restoring common sense to food class action litigation.... Read More