James v. Global Tellink Corp., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  In this putative class action, plaintiffs were inmates at New Jersey correctional facilities.  They signed up with defendants for a service that would allow plaintiffs to telephone loved ones, attorneys, and others outside of the prisons. One plaintiff signed up via defendants’ website, while the others did so through an automated telephone service that used scripts and prompts.  Those who signed up by phone were

The Supreme Court has announced that it has adjourned the oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow.  One of the cases to be argued was a major consumer class action case, Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, 445 N.J. Super. 59 (App. Div. 2016) (discussed here).

The several Appellate Division panels that had oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday are doing different things, but none of them will be conducting in-person

Today, the Supreme Court announced an amendment to Rule 1:21-3(b).  That rule has, until now, permitted third-year law students at ABA-approved law schools to appear before trial courts or agencies in conjunction with a legal services or public interest organization or law school clinic certified under Rule 1:21-11(b)(1), or an agency of municipal, county, or state government certified under Rule 1:21-11(b)(3).  The amended rule announced today inserts “the Appellate Division” as another venue before whic