Total Articles: 4
Ogletree Deakins • February 20, 2014
In State v. Saavedra, 2013 WL 6763248 (App. Div. Dec. 24, 2013), a public sector employee learned that he could be indicted for criminal theft for taking his employer’s highly confidential, original documents, even if his actions would have been protected in a civil suit under Quinlan v. Curtiss-Wright Corp., No. 204 N.J. 239 (2010).
Ogletree Deakins • January 20, 2009
In this decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court also clarified the remedies available for spoliation (i.e., destruction) of evidence.
Ogletree Deakins • September 10, 2008
Answering a question that has long been uncertain, the Appellate Division held that the Offer of Judgment Rule does not apply to CEPA or LAD actions, and thus does not permit a defendant in such cases to recover its attorneys’ fees from the plaintiff even after making a “successful” Offer of Judgment.
Ogletree Deakins • August 05, 2008
On July 15, 2008, the state Supreme Court amended Rule 1:27-2 to permit in-house counsel to represent their companies’ employees, directors, officers, partners and shareholders in matters affecting their companies. The change does not, however, permit in-house attorneys to represent individuals in personal matters, nor does it relieve them of the obligation to avoid conflicts between individuals and the corporation. Still under consideration is a proposal to abandon New Jersey’s limited license rules, which require corporate counsel to register, pay annual fees, and submit to disciplinary authorities.