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The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee voted this past Thursday along party lines (6-4) in favor of recommending the passage of bill S-1766.

Earlier this month, the two companies, A.C.E. Restaurant Group Inc., and A.C.E. Restaurant Group of New York LLC and Arnold Runestad, that operate and own 17 Houlihan restaurants agreed to pay five million dollars to settle a claim that they violated minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The six-member jury gave a unanimous finding on the $2.5 million award for pain and suffering, but came down 5-1 on liability.

The lawsuit brought by Mr. Brees allege that the jeweler defrauded him out of over $9 million.

The lawsuit alleges that the company’s policy of college campus recruiting falls within the definition of ageist.

A recent class action lawsuit was filed claiming that baggage handlers and other maintenance employees who work for American Airlines at Liberty International Airport, in Newark, New Jersey, were routinely underpaid because the airline programmed their time clocks to round down, thereby reducing the amount of actual hours that the workers are paid.

A recent case in New Jersey decided by Judge Bartels of the New Jersey Superior Court in Essex County decided that a resident who lives in N.J. but had his automobile insured and registered in the state of Florida was not allowed to sue a N.J. driver for injuries he suffered in a car accident.

The prominent insurance company, Lloyd’s of London has shelled out $10 million in a settlement agreement.

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