New Jersey

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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. In the News Today - December 17, 2015

    December 17, 2015 | News and Blog

    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

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

    December 14, 2015 | News and Blog

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

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

    December 09, 2015 | News and Blog

    "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