Nike Can’t Add New TM Claims To 2011 Knockoff Shoe Suit

By Dani Kass Law360 (October 17, 2019, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Nike Inc. can't amend a 2011 suit to accuse transportation intermediary City Ocean of infringing an additional 10 trademarks with counterfeit shoes it helped import, a New Jersey federal magistrate judge has ruled. The shoe giant missed the deadline to amend its suit by seven years and couldn't [...]

Pensioners Find New Legal Strategy After Archdiocese Plan Goes Bust

CHARLES TOUTANT / NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL - The Archdiocese of Newark has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of short-changing a hospital pension plan by $2.7 million. The suit was filed Tuesday in Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County on behalf of a class of retirees from Archdiocese-run hospitals whose pension checks ran out in 2017. The [...]

Appellate Court Says Dover Ballots Should Be Bi-lingual

DAVID WILDSTEIN / NEW JERSEY GLOBE - A state appellate court has ruled Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi should print bi-lingual ballots in Dover, overturning a ruling last June by Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz. Grossi had refused to bring vote-by-mail and machine ballots in Spanish last year in a hotly contested Democratic primary in Dover, even though U.S. Census [...]

Mail-In Ballots Must Be Bilingual, New Jersey Court Says

NICK RUMMELL / COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE - Pointing to the unambiguous intent of New Jersey laws to promote voting, rather than restrict it, an appeals court ruled Monday that mail-in ballots must be printed in English and Spanish.Edward Correa, a Dover resident who ran in 2018 as a Democrat for a Morris County committee seat, brought the suit just days before voters were [...]

Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C. Fends Off Attempt to Overturn Primary Candidate’s Election Win

Winning an election is tough enough, but when your victory is by a slim margin, expect even more challenges. In Dover’s Democratic Primary for the Fourth Ward Board of Alderman, challenger Carlos Valencia beat incumbent Ronald Camacho by 12 votes (following a recount of machine, vote-by-mail, and provisional ballots). Alderman Camacho claimed that the win arose from voter fraud and [...]

Scott Salmon Named to NJ Insider’s “100 Insider Millenials” list

Our very own Scott Salmon, counsel with the firm, was named to NJ Insider's "100 Millenial Insiders." Scott ranks No. 68 in the list of political up-and-comers. NJ Insider notes that Scott "impressed with his CD7 campaign and created some brilliant ads, showed political cunning in endorsing Malinowski, and now started the Facebook video series ‘Politically Driven’." See the complete [...]

Jardim, Meisner & Susser named one of the ‘Fastest Growing Law Firms’ in the U.S.

Law Firm 500 has named Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., one of the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States. The Law Firm 500 Award recognizes firms that have achieved significant growth in revenues. Jardim, Meisner & Susser was selected as number 148 from among over 10,000 nominations nationwide, with a growth rate of more than 62 percent [...]

Whistleblower Suit Accuses Chubb of Destroying Claims Evidence

Charles Toutant / New Jersey Law Journal - A former vice president of claims for Chubb Corp. claims in a suit that he was fired for complaining about the destruction of evidence in cases the company was litigating. Meanwhile, the company has filed a separate complaint in federal court seeking to compel arbitration in the case. The suit by [...]

JMS Wins $260,000 in Case Against Broker

Attorneys Rich Meisner and Thomas Jardim of Jardim, Meisner & Susser, P.C., won a $260,000 award for the Jeffrey Matthews Financial Group in an action against former employee Donald Lee Watson, Jr., who allegedly misrepresented his earnings for a previous employer. The FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution granted the award. Mr. Watson received a $200,000 transition bonus based on [...]

Inadmissible

NEW JERSEY LAW JOURNAL - A New Jersey firm achieved a victory in federal court Sept. 10 in its representation of a whistleblower who will be allowed to seek Dodd-Frank retaliation remedies despite only having reported alleged wrongdoing internally, rather than to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, before termination. Florham Park firm Jardim, Meisner & Susser represented Daniel Berman, [...]

Law 360 Names JMS ‘Legal Lion’

LAW 360 - Jardim Meisner & Susser PC joined this week’s pack when the firm convinced the Second Circuit to revive a workplace retaliation claim brought by former Neo@Ogilvy LLC Finance Director Daniel Berman, who was axed from the marketing firm after internally reporting suspected improprieties but before he blew the whistle to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Berman [...]

Second Circuit to Supreme Court on Whistleblowers: Your Turn

RICHARD J.L. LOMUSCIO / NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - The U.S. Court of Appeals to the Second Circuit’s recent decision holding that Dodd-Frank’s “whistleblower” anti-retaliation protections apply to employees who are dismissed after reporting alleged violations internally but before alerting the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) creates a Circuit spilt and sets up a potential statutory-interpretation showdown in the U.S. [...]

Second Circuit Expands Scope of Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Sets up Chance for Supreme Court Review

DAVID SMYTH / NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Once upon a time, Daniel Berman was the finance director of Neo@Ogilvy LLC, a subsidiary of the publicly-traded WPP Group USA, Inc. He did not find a handsome prince or princess there. According to the allegations of a complaint he later filed, Berman discovered various practices at Neo that amounted to accounting fraud. He also alleged [...]

Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Ruling Sets Up Circuit Split

MARK HAMBLETT / NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL – A divided Second Circuit panel has found that the whistleblower protection provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act extend to employees who file only internal complaints and do not report the alleged corporate wrongdoing to the Securities and Exchange Commission. […]

Appeals Court: Whistleblowers Don’t Have to Call the SEC

JACOB GERSHMAN / WALL STREET JOURNAL - A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that corporate whistleblowers who report possible wrongdoing internally to their company before alerting securities regulators are protected by retaliation provisions of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The 2-1 ruling by the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and marked a victory for the U.S. [...]

Whistleblower Wins U.S. Appeals Court Victory; Split Created

JONATHAN STEMPEL / REUTERS - A divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday made it easier for some corporate whistleblowers to sue over alleged retaliation, raising the prospect that the U.S. Supreme Court may need to address the issue. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York revived a lawsuit in which Daniel Berman, a former [...]

Second Circuit Rules Dodd-Frank Protects Whistleblowers Who Report Internally

CATHERINE FOTI / FORBES – In a much-anticipated opinion, a divided panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC, that whistleblowers who report wrongdoing internally, but not to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), are protected by the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”). […]

Second Circuit: Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW - Today, the Second Circuit issued its highly anticipated decision in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy, ruling (in a 2-1 decision) that Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protection provision applies to internal complaints (i.e., complaints that are made by employees within the company and not to the SEC). This creates a circuit split; it is directly at odds with the Fifth Circuit’s [...]

Ex-Patent Holder Can’t Appeal USPTO Ruling, Fed. Circ. Says

MICHAEL LIPKIN / LAW 360 – A Federal Circuit panel on Thursday quashed a challenge by a former patent holder to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s rejection of a bloodless catheter patent, ruling he did not have standing to sue because he no longer owned the patent.  […]