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Pharma companies lead the most-sued list in N.J.

A litigation news and data company released Thursday the top 10 most-sued companies in New Jersey. According to Law360‘s database, Johnson & Johnson led the way in the Garden State, with the pharma giant being named defendant in the most cases, 63, active in 2011 in New Jersey’s U.S. Federal District Court. J&J was followed ...

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Ambulatory surgery centers assess economic impact

New Jersey’s ambulatory surgery centers have commissioned their first-ever economic impact study, which found the state’s 230 ASCs contributed $2.6 billion to the state’s economy, paid $60.3 million in taxes and employed more than 6,000 people in 2009. The study, performed for the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers by Oxford Outcomes, of Morristown, ...

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Spinal disc product spurred ethics slip, says medical board

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners announced Tuesday it disciplined three surgeons who participated in clinical trials of a medical device without disclosing payments tied to the results of the study. The board reprimanded Drs. Richard A. Balderston, Thomas J. Errico and Jeffrey A. Goldstein, all of whom signed consent orders and did not admit ...

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Legal community supports Supreme Court nominee deal

The legal community reacted Monday to an agreement by Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Steven M. Sweeney (D-West Deptford) to move forward the year-long stalled nomination of Anne Patterson as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Under the agreement, Christie will formally withdraw Patterson’s nomination and resubmit it for the seat ...

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Duane Morris will shut Princeton office

“We’ve had three offices in New Jersey for several years,” said Joshua M. Peck, of the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters. “But we don’t need three offices in New Jersey.” None of the 15 or so lawyers in the Princeton office will be laid off when the office closes, he said. Instead, they’ll be offered relocation opportunities ...

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Bill would increase scrutiny of contracts

The bill would require the comptroller to make recommendations to improve the procurement process of the state and local governments, as well as public colleges and universities, independent authorities, and school boards. The bill has attracted 12 Democratic cosponsors and 10 Republicans in the state Senate.Sponsor Jeff Van Drew (D-Cape May Court House) said the ...

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