Allstate Ins. Co. v. Northfield Medical Center, P.C., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  After a bench trial, defendants were found to have violated the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act, N.J.S.A. 17:33A-1 to -30 (“IFPA”).  The violation arose from defendants’ use of “a practice structure that was designed to circumvent regulatory requirements with respect to the control, ownership, and direction of a medical practice.”  But an IFPA violation

NL Industries, Inc. v. State, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 1976, the Legislature passed the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 to -23.24 (“the Spill Act”).  The Spill Act became effective in 1977.

Years earlier, in the early 1970’s, Sea-Land Corporation built a seawall in Laurence Harbor, NJ that was designed to protect the area from erosion.  That seawall was built, in part, with slag, an industrial byproduct, which was allege

Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co., 227 N.J. 322 (2017).  Today’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia, a 6-0 ruling (Justice Albin did not participate) aligned New Jersey with the majority of jurisdictions on an issue of insurance law.  As the first sentence of the opinion states, the issue was “whether this state adheres to the rule that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy may not bar the assignment of a post-loss clai