In connection with the upcoming Bridgegate trial of Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, news outlets had asked Judge Wigenton, who is handling the matter in the District Court, to release to the public a list of names of unindicted co-conspirators.  That list has been provided to defense counsel.  Judge Wigenton ordered that the list be made public.  One of the people on that list, John Doe, sought to block the release of the list.  Judge Wigenton rejected John Doe’s arguments and denied a stay of her ruling.

John Doe appealed to the Third Circuit.  Yesterday, in an Order that

In re NFL Players Concussion Injury Litig., 821 F.3d 410 (3d Cir. 2016).  Too often, objectors to settlements of class action litigation “risk making the perfect the enemy of the good,” to quote Judge Ambro’s opinion for the Third Circuit in this case today.  But “perfect” is not the test.  Instead, class action settlements need only be “fair, reasonable, and adequate” for the class.  Applying the abuse of discretion standa

Mammaro v. New Jersey Div. of Child Protection & Permanency, 814 F.3d 164 (3d Cir. 2016).  In this case, plaintiff brought a civil rights case against the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“the Division”), supervisors and case workers from the Division, and others.  Among other things, she asserted that the Division had denied her substantive due process rights as a parent by temporarily removing her child from her