Michael Furey was quoted in three separate articles in Politico (subscription required), the New Jersey Law Journal and Law360 (subscription required) regarding his oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court of an appeal of an important discovery order by the firm's hospital clients. The appeal is part of the ongoing legal battle between Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and a group of hospitals challenging their designation as tier 2 in the insurer's OMNIA-tiered health plan. Michael, who is counsel for three of the hospitals in the case, told the Supreme Court that the Appellate Division had improperly considered the "merits of the claims" before the plaintiffs even had an opportunity to conduct discovery. The appellate court, Michael said, should have limited its review of the trial court's discovery orders to whether the lower court's decision to allow discovery of the documents was "arbitrary, capricious or without any rational basis." He also told the Court that the confidentiality concerns of Horizon could be addressed by a protective order. The Court reserved and will issue a written opinion.
Day Pitney Litigation Partner John Cerreta secured a dismissal for a product labeling dispute for Stanley Black & Decker Inc., doing business as Craftsman, with a federal judge in Bridgeport, CT.
Day Pitney Attorney Stanley Twardy's selection as the recipient of the 2023 Richard Law Award by the judges of the District of Connecticut was featured in the Fairfield County Business Journal article, "Stamford Lawyer Receives Prestigious Award for Service to the Federal Court."
Day Pitney Attorney Stanley Twardy's selection as the recipient of the 2023 Richard Law Award by the judges of the District of Connecticut was featured in Law360 Pulse article, "Conn. Federal Court Shines Light On Day Pitney Atty's Service."
Day Pitney Attorney Stanley Twardy's selection as the recipient of the 2023 Richard Law Award by the judges of the District of Connecticut was featured in the Connecticut Law Tribune article, "Connecticut Movers: Award for Twardy."
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Day Pitney Partner and General Counsel Elizabeth J. Sher is pleased to announce the publication of the 2023 edition of New Jersey Federal Civil Procedure (New Jersey Law Journal Books), a leading treatise on federal practice in New Jersey.
Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers (ret.) was a guest on M.C. Sungaila's The Portia Project Podcast, where Justice Rogers discussed everything from why she decided to go into law to her path to the bench.
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On April 8, the firm obtained an appellate victory on behalf of The Hartford.
Day Pitney Partners William J. Roberts and Christopher F. Droney were both selected as recipients of the Distinguished Leaders Award in the 2022 Connecticut Legal Awards, sponsored by the Connecticut Law Tribune.