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4 posts from March 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Why we need to reform New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act (video)

Our friends at the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR) team up with NJCJI president Marcus Rayner to tell us why it's important for New Jersey's business community to support A-3264:


A-3264 is sponsored by Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex).

In the press:

Advocates hope bill takes bite out of N.J. fraud law

Does your "Footlong" measure up?

Subway's 'distinctive' footlong

Consumer Fraud Act Should Require Plaintiffs to Show Detrimental Reliance

N.J. bakeries adhere to tradition amid Subway 'footlong' fiasco

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Coughlin, Oroho accept 'Outstanding Legislator' Award


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Assemblyman Craig Coughlin accepts award from NJCJI president Marcus Rayner

NJCJI was pleased to present Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex) with its first Outstanding Legislator awards at our biannual Membership Luncheon.

Coughlin, a member of the Assembly Regulated Professions (vice-chair), Higher Education, and Labor  committees, is the sponsor of legislation to amend New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act

Oroho is a member of the Senate Budget and Economic Growth committees and is the sponsor of similar legislation.  A financial planner by trade, he continues to advocate for an expansion of the state's appeal bond cap

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Senator Steven Oroho receives Outstanding Legislator Award from president Marcus Rayner

Each spoke of the need for civil justice reform and their rationale for advocating changes to the state's Consumer Fraud Act. 

NJCJI thanks both of our Outstanding Legislators for their commitment to civil justice reform!2013-03-12 12.31.12


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Roche forges ahead to replace judge for bias

A few months ago, Roche took the unprecedented step of asking Judge Carol Higbee, who presides over Accutane litigation in Atlantic County, NJ, to recuse herself for bias (Read Roche’s documentation here). 

Unsurprisingly, Judge Higbee rejected the motion. 

Roche has now escalated its efforts to remove her, filing an appeal motion

Read More.    

Monday, March 04, 2013

Lacking support, S-2460 held by Senate Commerce Committee

The so-called 'bad faith' bill was held by the Senate Commerce Committee, due to a lack of support. 


Bad faith bill is bad policy for New Jersey


Read NJCJI's position here