New Jersey

Located in the Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey sits in the Third Federal US Circuit Court System. The Peninsula-state is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New York, the Delaware River, the state of Delaware, and Pennsylvania. By area it’s the 4th smallest US state (at just over 8700 sq miles), however it is the 11th most populous with over 9 million residents. It is also the third wealthiest state in the US by household median-income (2016). The Garden State, was one of the 13-Original Colonies, and became the 3rd state admitted to the Union on December 18, 1787.

New Jersey’s political issues in recent years have typically stemmed from conflicts between state government and public-sector unions. Issues like gambling and marijuana legalization, same-sex marriage rights, and gun control laws, are just a few areas where key state government has been at odds with unions.

The New Jersey government was established by the state’s most recent constitution in 1947.  The New Jersey government is split into three branches, the executive, legislative and judicial branch.  The executive branch is led by the governor of the state, based in Trenton, New Jersey.  The legislative branch is also based in Trenton, and is made up of a 40 member Senate and an 80 member General Assembly.  New Jersey is divided into 40 districts, and each district elects one senator and two assembly members. The main job of the legislature is to enact laws, and it can also propose amendments to the state constitution. 

The judicial branch in New Jersey decides how state laws are applied in situations.  The branch consists of the New Jersey State Supreme Court, which decides constitutional matters and consists of a chief justice and six associate justices.  Additionally, the state has a Superior court that is broken into the Appellate, Law and Chancery divisions, and this is where most trials take place.  Each court division hears cases in their area:  The appellate division hears appeals, the Law division hears criminal and civil cases, and Chancery consists of General Equity Division and the Family Division.  The governor of the state appoints judges with senate approval, and the judges initially serve seven-year terms but after being re-appointed, the term limit is gone and justices can serve until they are 70.

Several well-known universities including Princeton, Rutgers, and Seton Hall University, are located in New Jersey. In addition to an exceptional educational system, popular area-attractions include Liberty State Park, Six Flags Theme Park, the Jersey Shore, The Steel Pier, Lucy the Elephant, and Casino Pier, among other destinations. New Jersey is also well-known for legalized gambling, with Jersey City being a premier destination for its locals and visitors alike.

The National Law Review covers a range of stories and news from the state of New Jersey and the 3rd Circuit. Among stories covered are in employment law, telemedicine and pharmaceuticals, state legislation, federal agency news, telecommunications, environmental law issues, and litigation throughout the state, for various cases. Visitors to the National Law Review will constantly find the latest coverage, and details from the state, which are relevant to locals and the US in general.

Date Title Organization
6
Sep
Energy & Sustainability IP Updates — September 2022 Mintz
25
Aug
The Effectiveness of Bicycle Helmets and the Long-Term Impacts of Bike Accidents Stark & Stark
16
Aug
Pediatric Head Injury and Bicycles Stark & Stark
11
Aug
The Acronyms of Divorce Part II – CMC (Case Management Conference) and CMO (Case Management Order) Stark & Stark
8
Aug
Classifying Workers as Contractors Becomes Tougher After New Jersey Supreme Court’s Decision Interpreting the “Independent Business” Requirement Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
8
Aug
NJDCR Adopts New and Amended Regulations Regarding Required Workplace Posters Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
5
Aug
New Jersey Supreme Court Increases Jurisdictional Limits Stark & Stark
5
Aug
Potential Legal Implications of Remote Work Policies Stark & Stark
5
Aug
New Jersey Enacts New Annual and Remote Worker Poster Requirements Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
4
Aug
The How, When, and Why of Franchise Termination in New Jersey Stark & Stark
3
Aug
Groundtruth: Implementing New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law [PODCAST] Beveridge & Diamond PC
29
Jul
When Do You Have “Enough” Facts to File Business Divorce Litigation? Norris McLaughlin P.A.
29
Jul
Important Documents to Consider Before Your Child Goes to College Stark & Stark
25
Jul
District Court Shows Timeshare “Exit” Attorney the Exit K&L Gates
20
Jul
What Employers Need to Know About Newly Proposed Non-Compete Legislation in New Jersey Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20
Jul
Amazon Can Have Products Liability as a “Product Seller” Under New Jersey’s Product Liability Act Norris McLaughlin P.A.
19
Jul
How Technological Advances Possibly Affect Automobile Insurance Policy Holders in New Jersey Fair Rate Funding
19
Jul
How Do I Get a Guardianship Stark & Stark
15
Jul
New Jersey Appellate Division Declares Nondisparagement Provisions Valid Under State Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
13
Jul
The Latest in Multi-Jurisdictional Paid Sick Leave Compliance Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
13
Jul
Don’t Go to Prison for Extortion: Lessons from Michael Avenatti Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
11
Jul
New Jersey Appellate Division Holds that Plaintiffs Bear the Burden of Establishing Special Conditions Justifying the Presence of Third Parties or Recording Devices at Defense Medical Examinations Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
5
Jul
Current Trends in Legislation – June 2022 CMBG3 Law
3
Jul
Even a Non-Competing Side-Business Can Be Problematic for a Minority Shareholder Norris McLaughlin P.A.
27
Jun
New Jersey Bill Would Significantly Limit – And Make Employers Pay For – Non-Compete Agreements Foley & Lardner LLP
23
Jun
An Undefined Business Relationship Might Create Fiduciary Duties Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
17
Jun
Three Key Takeaways of New Jersey DEP’s Proposed EJ Rules Beveridge & Diamond PC
17
Jun
“Voluntary” in Name Only? New Jersey Introduces Transfer Pricing Initiative McDermott Will & Emery
15
Jun
Non-Disparagement Clauses in Employment Contracts Still Valid under New Jersey Law Stark & Stark
14
Jun
New Report Reveals a Majority of NJ Nursing Homes Fail to Meet Minimum Staffing Requirements Stark & Stark
13
Jun
National Realty Investment Advisors Lands in Bankruptcy Stark & Stark
13
Jun
States Target Infant Formula Price Gouging Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
7
Jun
Words Have Meaning: NJ Court Upholds Waiver of Duty of Loyalty in LLC Norris McLaughlin P.A.
6
Jun
FTC Takes Action to Block Hospital Transactions in Utah and New Jersey Robinson & Cole LLP
3
Jun
Former CEO Indicted for Misleading Investors About COVID-19 Test Kits ArentFox Schiff LLP
25
May
NJDEP Announces FHA Emergency Rulemaking Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
20
May
New Jersey: Notice to Employees Required Before Using Tracking Devices on Vehicles Used by Employees Jackson Lewis P.C.
20
May
New Jersey Legislature Continues Efforts to Significantly Limit Restrictive Covenants Jackson Lewis P.C.
18
May
New Jersey Legislature Amends Statute of Limitations for Defect Claims Brought by Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations K&L Gates
16
May
New Jersey Considering Sweeping Non-Compete Legislation Nelson Mullins
11
May
New Jersey Employers Are Now Required to Provide Written Notice Before Using Tracking Devices in Employee-Operated Vehicles Stark & Stark
5
May
Proposed New Jersey Non-Compete Law Aims to Provide A Little Bit of Everything Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
3
May
An Outlier No More?: New Jersey Supreme Court Considers Overturning “New Business Rule” Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
28
Apr
PFAS Class Action Lawsuit Certified In New Jersey CMBG3 Law
27
Apr
Baby Food Lawsuit Dismissed as “Simply Speculative” Keller and Heckman LLP
22
Apr
Potential Brain Cancer Link Investigated at New Jersey’s Colonia High School Stark & Stark
20
Apr
New Jersey’s Highest Court Limits the Mode of Operation Doctrine Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
20
Apr
ONRISK: The Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Insurance for State-Sponsored Cyberattacks K&L Gates
18
Apr
Crypto Round-up: Executive Order Coincides with Uptick in Enforcement Actions Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
12
Apr
March 2022 State Regulatory Developments Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
 

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