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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Talc Suits Thrown Out Based on Weak Expert Testimony

    February 06, 2017 | News and Blog

    Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson excluded testimony in two talcum powder cases finding that the "expert evidence" provided was inadequate, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.... Read More

  7. Spokeo Impact Remains to be seen as Lawsuits over New Jersey's Consumer Protection Law Advance

    October 05, 2016 | News and Blog

    Myriad class action lawsuits brought under New Jersey's Truth-in-Consumer, Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) could be called into question because of the Supreme Court's ruling in Spokeo, Inc v. Robins that plaintiffs must prove concrete harm.... Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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