Law

Can’t support ballot question on minimum wage

It’s one of those bills that seems like it would be a good idea in theory, but in practice creates another headache for a business community that’s already in search of some Excedrin. We encourage business owners to vote no on the referendum. We’re sympathetic to the plight of those who don’t earn a sustainable ...

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DLA Piper moves out to Short Hills

According to the announcement, the firm moved into the class A office building at 51 JFK Parkway on Oct. 21. DLA Piper will occupy more than 21,000 square feet of office space on the first floor, and the lease also provides options that will allow the firm to expand occupancy within the building over time. ...

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Myriad sues BioReference over patent infringement on cancer test

Salt Lake City-based Myriad filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Utah, both companies said today. The dispute relates to the ongoing controversy over to what extent companies can claim patents on discoveries involving human genes. Myriad Genetics alleges that BioReference, through its genetic sequencing laboratory, GeneDx Inc., is infringing on Myriad intellectual property ...

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New Jersey sues Standard Poor’s

The suit alleges the company deceived consumers about its ratings and used outdate analytical models to maximize its market share and profits, according to a release. The suit was filed in the New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County and claims the company was deceptive as to the independence and objectivity of its ratings. Division ...

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Citing study, Assemblyman stresses full disclosure for public companies’ political contributions

On Tuesday, Ciattarelli cited the recently released 2013 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Accountability and Disclosure, which found an increase in the number of leading U.S. companies that have expanded practices of political spending disclosure and accountability. The study, which sampled the top 200 companies listed in the S&P 500 index, also concluded that while ...

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Horse racing not coming to Atlantic City beach this year

Despite receiving Gov. Chris Christie’s signature on a bill last month permitting its use, the race, which will be called the “American Palio in Atlantic City,” will have to wait until at least next year before it becomes a reality.Jeff Guaracino, spokesperson for the Atlantic City Alliance, said a number of dates during the calendar ...

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