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Atlantic County (N.J.) prosecutor Jim McClain

Pa. Woman Who Brought Gun in N.J. Won't Get Jail Time

By Mary Pat Gallagher |

Shaneen Allen, a Pennsylvania woman charged with violating New Jersey gun laws while on a visit to Atlantic City, N.J., was granted pretrial intervention Sept. 25 by Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael Donio.

The Appellate Division, First Department, at 27 Madison Ave.

Panel Says Drug Defendant Deprived of Right to Counsel

By Andrew Keshner |

A defendant who got his way in having jurors hear certain evidence despite vigorous opposition from his attorney was deprived of his right to counsel, a Manhattan appellate court ruled.

US Federal District Judge Kevin McNulty, Martin Luther King Courthouse, Newark, NJ.

Firm Hit With Class Action Over Four-Second Review

By Mary Pat Gallagher |

New Jersey's largest collections firm, Pressler and Pressler, has been hit with a putative class action based on a ruling by a judge in an unrelated lawsuit that looking at a complaint for as little as four seconds before filing it does not qualify as meaningful attorney review under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ginsburg Details Why She Won't Retire Soon

By Tony Mauro |

In the latest of a series of press interviews this year, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained, in the most explicit terms yet, why those who are calling for her to retire are "misguided." But not everyone agrees with her analysis.