Hospitals and doctors must share the facts of their treatment with patients who are suing for medical malpractice and cannot hide behind a landmark state law that permits a confidential examination of why mistakes occurred, according to the state's highest court. The state Supreme Court ruling Wednesday clarifies the intent of the Patient Safety Act, a 2004 law that encouraged medical professionals to have frank discussions about "adverse events," with the goal of preventing future errors. Those discussions and any written analysis from them are still private, according to the decision. But the ruling states patients are entitled to the facts contained in medical records and a "narrative that specifies where responsive information may be found." That is a major victory for consumer rights, said Attorney Ernest Fronzuto of Woodland Park, who sued three doctors and Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains. "The intent was never to shield facts from patients," Fronzuto said … [Read more...] about N.J.’s top court delivers ‘huge victory’ for patients who sue hospitals and doctors
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Hannan Adely and Dave Sheingold NorthJersey Published 11:30 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 New Jersey is one of the country's most diverse states, but many school districts don't reflect the makeup of the counties where they are located, and the resulting divide has left many students learning in a racial bubble. A Record analysis found that school segregation is most extreme in three northeastern counties — Passaic, Essex and Union. The divide in these counties stands out because of their large minority populations and wide disparities in wealth and poverty. But North Jersey isn't alone. Segregated districts are found across the state, especially in cities like Paterson, Newark, Trenton and Camden, where children go to schools where white students are virtually absent. Often, districts just a few miles apart have vastly different income levels and ratios of white and minority students. Look up the racial makeup … [Read more...] about How segregated are New Jersey’s schools and what can be done about it?
By Brent Kendall and Brent Kendall The Wall Street Journal BiographyBrent Kendall @brkend [email protected] Chris Kirkham Chris Kirkham The Wall Street Journal BiographyChris Kirkham @c_kirkham [email protected] Updated May 14, 2018 7:17 p.m. ET 181 COMMENTS WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court opened the door to legal sports betting across the country by invalidating federal prohibitions on such wagers, in a ruling Monday that could mark a groundbreaking shift for sports leagues, fans and casinos. The court, in a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, struck down the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or Paspa, a federal law that said states couldn’t “sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize” sports gambling. Read More Murphy vs. NCAA: Text of the Decision How Leagues Are Gearing Up for the Future of Betting New Jersey Lawmakers Pledge to Act Fast on Sports-Betting Rules Would Betting Get … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Ruling for New Jersey Opens Door to Sports Betting
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports. The justices said a 25-year-old federal law that effectively prohibits sports betting outside Nevada is unconstitutional. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 35 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 10:12 a.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 2:21 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 35 COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON — New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday … [Read more...] about Supreme Court strikes down ban on sports betting in victory for New Jersey
If a New Jersey police officer makes a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest today, the driver has a better chance of getting out of the charge compared to a decade ago, statistically speaking. Conviction rates are generally high in the Garden State -- in 2008, 85 percent were found guilty of their DWI charges, and had to accept license suspensions, big fines and more. But over the last 10 years, that rate slid to 71 percent, according to data from the state judiciary. At the same time, the percentage of DWI charges that were dismissed has more than doubled to 24 percent in 2017. Most of the time, those drivers are pleading to a different charge, like reckless driving. So why are more DWI charges getting dismissed now? Experts in New Jersey DWI law said there are several contributing factors, but the most supported theory is that the number of people being arrested for driving under the influence of drugs is going up. "The state has a harder time proving those cases," said retired … [Read more...] about DWI dismissals in New Jersey are on the rise. Here’s why