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Hartz Mountain Industries names new EVP, general counsel

According to the announcement, Patton will succeed the firm’s long-time general counsel, Irwin Horowitz, who will remain with the firm as an executive vice president and counsel emeritus. Patton joined Hartz’s legal department in 1987 after working with Horowitz at the Newark-based law firm of Horowitz, Bross, Sinins & Imperial. Since 1987, Horowitz has been ...

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LeClairRyan adds 10 ‘bet the company’ attorneys to Newark office

The new hires have significant experience with “bet-the-company” cases, in which a company’s survival depends on the cost and outcome of a single lawsuit.Those new additions include four partners and six associates, all of which come from the global law firm Clyde & Co.Five professional staff members also are joining the firm.The attorneys have worked ...

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Weinberger Law Group opening new offices in Hackensack, Bernards

According to the announcement, the new offices are in addition to the firm’s Parsippany headquarters and Freehold office. The Hackensack office, located at 411 Hackensack Avenue, # 200, will primarily serve clients in northern New Jersey. The Basking Ridge office is at 233 Mt. Airy Road, Suite 100 and will focus on clients in southwest ...

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N.J. getting 150M in settlement with mortgage servicer

The company, the Atlanta-based Ocwen Financial Corp., will pay $2.1 billion in principal reduction, cash payments and other fees under the terms of the settlement in federal court, New Jersey’s acting attorney general said in a news release. The high-risk mortgage loans servicer was accused of causing premature and unauthorized foreclosures, as well as violations ...

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Parker Ibrahim Berg opens Philadelphia office

According to the announcement, the firm’s new office occupies the entire 11th floor of 7 Penn Center in Philadelphia. Parker Ibrahim & Berg also has an office at 5 Penn Plaza in New York City. Parker Ibrahim & Berg was recently recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of the top five large ...

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Social Innovation Act, an N.J. bill seeking private investment in public health, advances

The bill, dubbed the “New Jersey Social Innovation Act” and released by the Senate Economic Growth Committee after a unanimous vote with amendments, is geared toward encouraging private investment in the field and keeping public spending down. Under the legislation, eligible entities would be provided with a loan funded by private investors administered by the ...

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PHH, state reach 6.25M consumer fraud settlement

“This settlement provides relief to a large number of individual consumers who were subjected to unacceptable mortgage servicing practices,” Hoffman said in a release. “It also ensures appropriate reforms in PHH’s mortgage-servicing operations.” The settlement requires no admission of wrongdoing or liability. It consists of $3.62 million in restitution for more than 2,000 borrowers across ...

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