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Second Circuit Limits Reach of SLUSA Preclusion in State Law Variable Annuity Class Action

In O’Donnell v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co., No. 17-cv-1085, 2018 WL 1720808 (2d Cir. Apr. 10, 2018), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed an order dismissing a variable annuity policyholder’s putative class action against … Continue reading

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Notable efforts to expand reach and application of New Jersey's medical marijuana program

The great state of New Jersey has been the focal point for a lot of interesting debate over recreational marijuana reform this year. But as that debate continues, the state's new Governor has announced here a new effort to "expands … Continue reading

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The Reach and Limits of the Parole Evidence Rule in New Jersey Contract Law

New Jersey Courts have followed the Parole Evidence Rule since at least 1882.  The Parole Evidence Rule holds that outside (or “extrinsic”) evidence is not allowed to alter the terms of a contract – in other words, the Parole Evidence … Continue reading

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Social Links: Facebook ups its facial recognition game; retracing Twitter’s 2017 missteps; YouTube stars’ fan bases reach their saturation point

In order to comply with a new German law requiring social media sites to take down hate speech, Twitter and Facebook removed anti-Islamic social media posts authored by a German far-right political party. The Obama administration’s screening of social media … Continue reading

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Extraterritorial Reach Of The Defend Trade Secrets Act: How Far Did Congress Go?

In the aftermath of the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), a little discussed, but potentially quite significant, issue is whether civil trade secret plaintiffs can now use federal trade secret law to reach misappropriation that occurs in other countries pursuant … Continue reading

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