People in New Jersey may be interested in following a case that is winding its way through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an amicus brief in the case, arguing that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
New Jersey residents may be interested to learn that a California appeals judge has temporarily stayed an order for Bill Cosby to be deposed in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by Janice Dickinson. The Nov. 13 decision halted depositions Dickinson's lawyer had scheduled with Cosby on Nov. 19 in Los Angeles and Cosby's former lawyer on Nov. 23 in Boston.
If you should find that your civil court legal dispute is one of the minority that does not settle before a judge or jury renders a decision, and for some reason that decision goes against you, you will be faced with a decision: "What next?" There are two basic choices that you can make.
When disputes between individuals cannot be resolved, the parties frequently find themselves battling in court. Most people are familiar with criminal courts and criminal trials from seeing them depicted on television and in the movies.
Strategic Environmental Partners, the owner of the Fenimore Landfill seized by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 2013, is embroiled in two legal battles. One is a civil case challenging the state's confiscation of its property. The other is a criminal grand jury investigation. The lawyer for Strategic Environmental Partners said subpoenas have been issued to company accountants, former company lawyers and other witnesses.
Many civil lawsuits in New Jersey are the result of an intentional tort. A tort is any kind of wrongful action that results in a person being harmed in some way. When a person carries out a wrongful action in full knowledge of what they are doing, this is referred to as an intentional tort.
New Jersey residents may wish to know more about how they can appeal a criminal conviction. Depending on the specific facts of the case, there could be grounds for overturning the verdict.
New Jersey residents may be interested in information concerning the differences between criminal and civil cases in the United States. While both generally involve a dispute inside a courtroom, they have very different motives, goals and parties.
New Jersey residents may be interested in how a civil appeal is filed. The courts have strict rules on structure and pre-defined time limits. Knowing the regulations and requirements may make it more likely that an appeal will be heard.
An appeal can be used to challenge a lower court judge's refusal to recuse himself from a case. The reported case involves a civil litigation matter regarding a claim of wrongful termination. The former CFO of a convention center sued the organization claiming that she was fired in retaliation for raising concerns about spending. This is a case filed in a federal district court in a neighboring state but in the same federal circuit as the New Jersey federal court.