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High court begins consideration of executive order to banish COAH

In June 2011, Christie placed state affordable housing policy under executive control by transferring COAH’s functions to the Department of Community Affairs. Once that executive order took effect, the Fair Share Housing Center immediately appealed it, and in March 2012, the Appellate Division decided Christie’s reorganization plan violated state law, reinstating COAH’s authority over municipalities’ ...

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Cooper Health System will pay 12.6 million to settle kickback allegations

The investigation was spurred by a whistle-blower’s federal lawsuit claiming Cooper engaged in improper consulting and compensation arrangements with the local physicians who served on its Heart Institute’s advisory board. The multiyear, joint federal and state probe examined how those doctors were compensated and what services they provided to Cooper in return.Allegations that Cooper had ...

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Newark taps Lesniak law firm in Prudential case

But the influential lawmaker is dismissing concerns about a possible conflict of interest.On Wednesday night, the Newark Municipal Council was slated to approve a year-long contract with Weiner Lesniak after a bidding process that received 13 proposals, according to council documents. In a separate memo dated Jan. 16, the city’s corporation counsel notes that Newark ...

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Law firm forms group to handle post-Sandy challenges

James W. Carbin, an insurance specialty partner at the firm’s Newark office and a member of the practice group, said bringing a wide range of expertise to a client’s roundtable will better avoid long-term roadblocks to short-term solutions, such as factoring possible changes in municipal building codes into insurance policies and financing arrangements for property ...

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Seton Hall extends tuition discount to top-tier law students

“As the law school market is now facing a national problem with lower enrollment, a lot of schools have decided to reduce their standards to increase their numbers. But through this program, Seton Hall is maintaining its standards while also attracting more candidates,” said Jeremy Farrell, an associate of the Morristown office of McElroy, Deutsch, ...

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Atlantic City delays vote on Boardwalk Hall contract

The Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority has delayed its vote on procuring a new operating contract for Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, while the company managing the facilities for nearly two decades continues its challenge of the process through which the contract is awarded.

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