NJ Mid-Year Report: Rethinking Debarment, Access to Records Wins

By Bill Wichert (June 24, 2022, 4:37 p.m. EDT) — In recent months, the New Jersey Supreme Court has opened the door to reinstating disbarred attorneys and ensuring public access to law enforcement records. order, while lower appeals courts have blessed non-disparagement clauses in employment-related settlement agreements and placed the onus on personal injury litigants to substantiate the terms of defense medicals.

These Supreme Court rulings called for consideration of whether disbarment should remain permanent in embezzlement cases and for the release of records of law enforcement officials accused of misconduct. In a separate ruling, the judges created a new rule for taxpayers seeking to challenge public contracting processes.

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