Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  This defamation case, which involves an internet article about an employment discrimination lawsuit that was thereafter reprinted in somewhat different form, has pinged and ponged in different directions at each court level that it reached.  The key concepts involved are the “single publication rule,”under which an action for defamation arises at the time of the first p

This past Monday, I argued two appeals in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  They were the Accutane matters discussed here and here.  In the period leading up to those arguments, and the days following, the courts continued to issue opinions.  Here are brief summaries of some of the most significant of those rulings:

Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, Inc., 231 N.J. 24 (2017).  In these two closely-watched consumer class action decisions, each of which involved claims regarding defendants’ alleged failure to disclose the price of drinks at their restaurants, plaintiffs and defendants each got some comfort from the 5-1 majority opinion authored by Justice Patterson.  In Dugan, where (as discussed