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Princeton couple used $5M Ponzi scheme to fund lavish lifestyle, state AG says

A Princeton couple defrauded millions of dollars from investors in their “social circle” within the borough to fund a lavish lifestyle including country clubs, an Antigua vacation, and summer camp and private schools for their child, according to a suit filed Tuesday by the state’s Bureau of Securities. Ford and Katherine Graham, both of Princeton, ...

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Arnold & Porter opens Newark office

International law firm Arnold & Porter launched its Newark office Tuesday, led by former federal prosecutor Paul Fishman. The former United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey is joined by litigator John Fietkiewicz, who served with Fishman as Counsel to the U.S. Attorney. Fishman and Fietkiewicz joined Arnold & Porter’s New York office ...

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Seaside Park handed legal victory to block dock

The New Jersey Appellate Division on Tuesday handed Seaside Park a victory over a disputed 10-foot-wide strip of riparian land, allowing the borough to block a proposed dock at the site. The court ruled that Seaside Park owns the disputed land in Barnegat Bay and therefore can block construction of a proposed dock at the ...

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Webb joins Hill Wallack as partner

Albertina “Abby” Webb has joined Hill Wallack LLP’s Red Bank office as partner. Webb has concentrated her 15-year career on family law issues, including divorce, custody, preparation and enforcement of prenuptial agreements, pre- and post-judgment issues and domestic violence matters. She also focuses on general litigation. Webb, who is also licensed to practice in New York, ...

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Levinson Axelrod names Pietrowski partner

New Jersey personal injury law firm Levinson Axelrod PA has named Attorney Matthew Pietrowski as its newest Partner. Once a law clerk with Levinson Axelrod, Matt enrolled in Seton Hall University School of Law while still working as an insurance claims adjuster, eventually graduated, passed the New Jersey State Bar, and began his career as ...

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An Essex County comeback (access required)

The news that Newark made the short list of locations being considered for Amazon HQ2, the ambitious second headquarters for the giant online retailer, suggested that the city could compete with the best when it comes to attracting businesses and residents. But the status of Newark — Essex County’s largest city and the county seat ...

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Bressler, Amery & Ross names co-chairs for Business and Commercial Litigation

Diana Manning and Michael Hensley will serve as co-chairs of Bressler, Amery & Ross PC’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice, the firm announced Thursday. The national practice includes more than 40 attorneys and paralegals across Bressler’s six offices. Both Manning and Hensley are based in Bressler’s Florham Park office, with the latter attorney also operating ...

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McCarter & English pro-bono director promoted to partner

Michelle Movahed has been promoted from special counsel to partner at McCarter & English’s Newark office. Movahed is the firm’s pro-bono director. “In her capacity as director, Michelle has transformed the firm’s pro bono efforts, expanding our opportunities to engage in varied and meaningful service to communities and individuals in need, and working tirelessly to ...

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NJ, PA win injunction blocking rules that would deny women no-cost contraception

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Monday that New Jersey and Pennsylvania won a nationwide preliminary injunction in their joint lawsuit to block the rollback of federal rules that protect women’s health by promoting the availability of no-cost contraceptive coverage. In Philadelphia, Federal court Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued a nationwide injunction on Monday preventing the Trump ...

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Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch to pay NJ $5.3 million

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and engineering firm Robert Bosch will pay New Jersey approximately $5.3 million as part of multi-state settlements alleging that both companies violated consumer and environmental protection laws, according to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal. The settlement with Fiat Chrysler resolves allegations that the carmaker equipped two model year 2014 to 2016 Fiat Chrysler ...

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