Former prisoner participated in scheme to smuggle contraband into Fort Dix prison

Former prisoner participated in scheme to smuggle contraband into Fort Dix prison

A Hudson County man admitted Tuesday that he participated in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix in Burlington County. He also admitted to possessing heroin and fentanyl with the intent to distribute them, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael Honig said. Jason…

N.J. joins anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook
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N.J. joins anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook

New Jersey has joined with 47 other states in suing social media giant Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for personal social networking services, and by using illegal mergers and other anti-competitive tactics to maintain its monopoly power. Filed in federal court, the multi-state complaint alleges that Facebook has aggressively…

Montgomery man sentenced to four years in prison for anti-Asian bias crime
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Montgomery man sentenced to four years in prison for anti-Asian bias crime

A Montgomery man will serve time in state prison for chasing a woman and two small children with an imitation rifle while trying to steal the woman’s cell phone. Michael Kibalo, 29, has been sentenced by Somerset County Superior Court Judge Angela Borkowski to four years in prison, 85 percent of which must be served…

Student sues Princeton University for breach of contract during COVID-19 pandemic, demands tuition refund for spring 2020 semester
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Student sues Princeton University for breach of contract during COVID-19 pandemic, demands tuition refund for spring 2020 semester

Students at Princeton University should not be charged for full tuition and fees for the 2020 spring term because classes were moved online and students didn’t get everything they paid for, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey in Trenton on Nov. 19. The plaintiff in the…

NJ company reaches settlement with state regarding misleading claims about a surgical mesh product
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NJ company reaches settlement with state regarding misleading claims about a surgical mesh product

Franklin Lakes-based company C.R. Bard, a medical technology company, will pay the State of New Jersey more than $1.28 million as part of a settlement resolving a multi-state investigation of the company for allegedly misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of surgical mesh products. The total settlement payment of $60 million is being divided among 48…

New Jersey joins coalition suing to protect U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting from cutbacks and slowed deliveries
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New Jersey joins coalition suing to protect U.S. Postal Service and mail-in voting from cutbacks and slowed deliveries

“The Postal Service’s unofficial motto states that ‘neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.’ The Postal Service has served Americans well since our country’s founding. We are filing this lawsuit to ensure that even politically motivated cutbacks won’t prevent the timely…

Former Middlesex Borough mayor pleads guilty to charges that he stole more than $75,000 from local campaigns

Former Middlesex Borough mayor pleads guilty to charges that he stole more than $75,000 from local campaigns

Former Middlesex Borough Mayor Ronald DiMura pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge that he stole more than $75,000 from various local political campaigns. DiMura, 64, whose term as mayor ended in December 2019, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca in Middlesex County. Under the plea…

New Jersey attorney general files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s elimination of anti-discrimination protections in health care
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New Jersey attorney general files lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s elimination of anti-discrimination protections in health care

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal on Monday joined a coalition of 23 attorneys general across the country in suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a new rule that rolls back federal protections against discrimination in health care for women, LGBTQ people, people with limited English proficiency, and others. The lawsuit,…

Local advocates applaud landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights
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Local advocates applaud landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. Prior to Monday’s ruling, it was legal in more than half of the states to fire workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling is a major victory for LGBTQ advocates across…

African American group sues FDA for inaction on banning menthol cigarettes

African American group sues FDA for inaction on banning menthol cigarettes

The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council and Action on Smoking and Health filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday requesting that the court compel the FDA to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes. Over a year ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it would seek to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes to combat youth smoking and promote public health, but…

Attorney general, NJDEP file suit against City of Trenton for failing to protect the water system that serves five municipalities in Mercer County
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Attorney general, NJDEP file suit against City of Trenton for failing to protect the water system that serves five municipalities in Mercer County

The state has filed a lawsuit against the City of Trenton and the Trenton Water Works to force them to take actions to protect and strengthen the city’s water system, including actions to reduce the risk of lead and pathogens in the drinking water.  The Trenton Water Works supplies about 29 million gallons of drinking…