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John E. MacDonald, Shareholder, is a member of the Litigation Group at Stark & Stark concentrating his practice in the area of employment litigation (concentrating in restrictive covenant litigation), FINRA securities arbitration and franchise litigation. Mr. MacDonald’s clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to individual employees.
The federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes New Jersey, has ruled in a decision, Rea v. Federated Investors, which states that evidence of a former bankruptcy may be used by an employer in making a decision not to hire an employee. Previously, there was some question as to whether...
New Supreme Court Case Requires Hearing to Determine if Evidence of Discrimination was Hidden From Plaintiff Regarding Claims That Are Otherwise Barred By The Two Year Statute of Limitations
In an unusual decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Henry v. New Jersey Department of Human Services (A-69 September Term) added a new wrinkle in the state’s anti-discrimination law that will not sit well with employers. The decision gives employee plaintiffs another way around the...
The Class Action Decision in Iliadis v. Wal-Mart Reconfirmed by New Jersey Supreme Court in Lee v. Carter-Reed Co.
In a decision released on September 30, 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court reaffirmed the holding of its previous decision in Iliadis v. Wal-Mart, where the Court emphasized that, where common issues predominate in the litigation, individual factual differences among the class members will not...
“GINA” (the “Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act”) was signed into law on May 21, 2008 by President George Bush. It became effective a few days ago on November 21, 2009, at least with regard to its employment provisions (its health insurance provisions have been...
A recent class action complaint has been filed against SpongeTech alleging various violations of the securities laws, including the alleged forgery of an attorney’s opinion letter authorizing the sale of a security. The complaint also alleges that “short selling” was engaged...