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Porter joins real estate, development and land use group of CSG

West Orange-based law firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi has added a new member to its real estate, development and land-use group.

Camden files charges against opioid makers under organized crime statutes

Camden County has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma LP, manufacturer of opioid-based painkiller oxycontin, and...

NJ AG: End mandatory workplace harassment arbitration

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has signed on to a multistate letter to Congress today urging its leaders to pass a ban on mandatory...

Connell Foley hires litigators, other professional staff

Connell Foley LLP has hired nearly a dozen litigators and several professional staff who will join the firm in its Newark office.

NJ AG: End mandatory workplace harassment arbitration

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has signed on to a multistate letter to Congress today urging its leaders to pass a ban on mandatory...

McElroy Deutsch opens office in Providence

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, the No. 1-ranked law firm in New Jersey by number of in-state attorneys, according to NJBIZ’s...

Toft named to NJIT board of trustees

Dennis Toft, chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s environmental law group, has been named to the board of trustees of the New Jersey...

Murphy's equal pay executive order: What does it really mean?

As his first order of business, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order forbidding public employers from asking applicants about their salary...

Marijuana bill would limit number of retail dispensaries

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, intends to introduce a new marijuana legalization bill within the next week that would limit New Jersey to 80...

Former Newark deputy mayor joins Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC

Former Newark Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson has joined Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC as of counsel, the law firm said.

New FDU marijuana poll highlights continued divisions

Proponents of legalizing recreation marijuana use said a newly released Fairleigh Dickinson University poll on the subject doesn’t provide...

New associate, two promotions at Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC

Chatham-based law firm Nukk-Freeman & Cerra has taken on a new associate, Iman Wells.

DOJ dismisses case against Menendez

The U.S. Department of Justice dismissed its corruption case Wednesday against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez after prosecutors had announced their...

Gadhok joins Mandelbaum Salsburg

Raj Gadhok has joined Mandelbaum Salsburg as a litigation partner, the Roseland-based law firm announced.

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New Jersey ups ante as distribution hub for e-commerce companies

One of Gov. Chris Christie's last acts in office was a Jan. 11 sign-off on legislation that offers up to $5 billion of incentives to Amazon, if the...

Bressler, Amery & Ross forms specialized group for baby boomer financial issues

In response to the number of Americans turning 65 each day—a whopping 10,000, according to Pew Research Center—Florham Park-based...

New 'One Room' law encourages expansion of surgical centers in NJ

Surgical facilities in the state just got a boost from Trenton, as out-going Gov. Chris Christie just signed the "One Room" bill into law.

Outlook 2018: Legislative changes keep small biz on its toes

Changes in legislation often present new experiences for small businesses, whether that means new opportunities — or challenges. One such piece...

New Jersey AG to rejoin Lowenstein Sandler

New Jersey’s 60th Attorney General Christopher Porrino is set to head the litigations department at Lowenstein Sandler, the firm announced...

Breastfeeding mothers gain new rights at work under new law

Breastfeeding mothers have expanded protection from discrimination at work, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Chris Christie this week.

Greenspoon Marder expands Immigration & Naturalization team

Iselin-based law firm Greenspoon Marder announced an expansion of its Immigration & Naturalization team on Monday, bringing on a new partner, senior associate and associate.

Murphy's state bank could solve cannabis business problems, Brach Eichler says

The legalization of marijuana won’t end all the problems facing the potential cannabis market in New Jersey, but a white paper released by the law firm Brach Eichler, based in Roseland, suggested Gov.-elect Phil Murphy could play a huge role in ensuring the viability of the industry.

Cole Schotz names two new members to NJ office

Ninety-year-old law firm Cole Schotz P.C. announced on Tuesday that it has elevated two associates in its Hackensack-based office to members, effective Jan. 1.

Boehringer Ingelheim settles with NJ, other states on off-label drug claims

New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced on Wednesday the state has entered into a $13.5 million, multi-state settlement that resolves allegations that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. unlawfully promoted certain prescription drugs for off-label use and made deceptive claims about the efficacy of those drugs.

Duane Morris partner named senior advisor to Murphy’s transition team

Paul Josephson, partner at Duane Morris LLP, has been named senior advisor and transition counsel to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy’s transition committee, Transition2018.

Lowering state health care costs: Trade organization sends recommendations to Murphy

Better Choices, Better Care NJ, a health care industry trade group whose leadership includes New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President Tom Bracken and John Harmon, CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, has issued a report that includes 15 recommendations to lower the cost of health care in the state.

Saint Peter's Hospital files new motion in ongoing suit against Horizon

Saint Peter’s University Hospital has filed a motion to supplement its lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, alleging that the health insurer breached its contract with Saint Peter’s by excluding it from its new Medicare Blue Advantage Plan for 2018.

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader announces restructuring, name change

Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader LLC, a law firm with offices throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, announced it is changing its name and restructuring the firm.

Gov.-elect Murphy names Gibbons attorneys to transition team

In preparation for his term come January 2018, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has named four Gibbons P.C. attorneys to his transition team.

New Jersey files charges against drug company, former CEO, over opioid crisis

The State of New Jersey has filed an amended consumer fraud and false claims complaint against Insys Therapeutics and its founder, billionaire John Kapoor, over charges that the company engaged in an unlawful marketing campaign designed to increase sales of its opioid-based pain killer, Subsys.

Stevens & Lee announces team of estates and trusts professionals joins firm

Princeton-based Stevens & Lee announced recently that Patricia U. Herst, an estates and trusts attorney in the Princeton community, has joined the firm.

NJBIA backs bond sale to renovate state libraries

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association is supporting the state’s proposal to sell $100 million in general obligation bonds, which will be in the form of Public Question No. 1 on the ballot Tuesday, November 7.

State files charges against Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis

New Jersey has filed a five-count lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma for alleged improper marketing practices related to its opioid-based painkiller, oxycontin.

NJ law firm represents HIV patients in suit against Aetna

Roseland-based law firm Brach Eichler LLC has filed a class action lawsuit against health insurer Aetna, alleging that the health insurer breached the privacy of more than 12,000 customers who suffer from HIV.

NJ part of $220M settlement over fraud and anti-competition allegations of Deutsche Bank

Government and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey will receive a portion of a $220 million settlement from Deutsche Bank that will resolve allegations of fraudulent and anti-competitive conduct.

Paterson sues pharma companies over opioid crisis

The city of Paterson has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, including New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals unit, over the opioid crisis.

Public Strategies Impact promotes Maer, Simonetta to senior partners

Trenton-based Public Strategies Impact, a legislative advocacy organization, announced it has promoted William Maer and Joseph Simonetta to senior partners.

CSG names veteran management labor attorney as new member

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C. announced Thursday that Ronald Tobia has joined the firm as a member, expanding the firm's capabilities and offerings in its newly-named Labor & Employment Group.

Gibbons names chief diversity officer

Gibbons P.C., a Newark -based law firm, announced Thursday that Robert L. Johnson has been named its new chief diversity officer and a director in the firm’s corporate department.

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