In re Howmedica Osteonics Corp., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Today’s opinion by Judge Krause contains a little bit of a lot of things: in no particular order, waiver, forum selection clauses, section 1404 transfer law, necessary party law, personal jurisdiction, mandamus, appellate jurisdiction to grant mandamus, and the standard of review for mandamus cases, severance, and the proper application of Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court, 134 S.

GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Willoughby, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 2008, recognizing the effects of the financial crisis on New Jersey homeowners, our Supreme Court established the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.  The Program was intended to foster mediated resolutions that would result in restructuring loans to avoid foreclosure.  Today’s opinion by Justice Albin focuses on a case that went through mediation under the Program, resulting in a signed settlemen

In re Accutane Litig., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  [Disclosure:  I was one of the counsel who argued this appeal for the successful plaintiffs].  This must be Accutane week.  On Tuesday, Judge Fisher’s panel issued a 100-page opinion, discussed here, which reversed a decision of the Law Division under the New Jersey Produc