Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "The Biggest New Jersey Cases of 2016," which was published in Law360. Furey noted in the article that thestate Supreme Court ruling in Cuevas v. Wentworth Property Management Group seems to have been interpreted by some plaintiff-side attorneys and judges to mean that motions for new trials should now be rejected as a matter of course. But that is "simply wrong," Furey said. Importantly, Furey said, the Cuevas court didn't revise the standard for granting new trials when a jury awards excessive damages — that the award must shock the judicial conscience — but rather revamped the methodology a trial court is to utilize in evaluating the award. "No longer is the trial court to consider the awards in other cases whether those examples come from the court's personal experience or from the parties," Furey told Law360. "Instead, the trial court is to focus on the evidence presented at trial to determine whether the award is excessive."
Day Pitney Trusts and Estates Partner Tasha Dickinson and Litigation Partner Mark Romance authored the article, "What Partners Can Learn From Associates: Top Five Insights," for the Daily Business Review.
Day Pitney Alert "FTC Takes Historic Action Against The Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements," was featured in the Inside Radio article, "Business Begins Angling To Scale Back FTC's Proposed Limits on Noncompete Agreements."