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New Executive Order Aimed at Tightening the Definition of “American-Made Products” Will Impact Domestic Manufacturers, Especially Those Utilizing Global Supply Chains

USA - February 5 2021 On January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14005 (“EO”) intended to force the federal government to buy more domestically…

Robert A. Assuncao

US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) Rules of Origin and The Impact on Domestic Manufacturers

Canada, Mexico, USA - November 16 2020 On September 30, 2018, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was established as the successor to the 25-year-old North American Free…

Robert A. Assuncao

New Jersey’s Highest Court Holds That a Consumer Fraud Claim Alleging Express Misrepresentations May be Brought in the Same Action as a Product Defect Claim Alleging Physical Harm

USA - September 1 2020 In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that the New Jersey Products Liability Act (the “PLA”) does not preclude a…

Robert A. Assuncao, Kenneth A. Burden, James Coons, Steven F. Gooby

COVID-19 UPDATE: New Jersey Jury Trials to Resume Incrementally Starting This Fall

USA - August 10 2020 The New Jersey Supreme Court and the Acting Administrative Director of New Jersey Courts have announced that starting in September, jury trials will…

James Coons

COVID-19 UPDATE: New Jersey Court Embraces Virtual Deposition As The New Norm

USA - June 22 2020 A Middlesex County Superior Court judge has ordered the plaintiff in a slip-and-fall lawsuit to appear for deposition remotely via Zoom or other…

James Coons