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Taking Documents to Support Discrimination Claims Can Be Prosecuted As Theft, Notwithstanding Quinlan, New Jersey Appellate Division Holds

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).

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Spoliation Remedies.

In this decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court also clarified the remedies available for spoliation (i.e., destruction) of evidence.

New Jersey’s Offer of Judgment Rule Inapplicable in CEPA and LAD Cases.

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.
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