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Cedar Grove, NJ – Longtime lawmaker Kevin J. O’Toole has officially joined The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Board of Commissioners following his nomination to the position by Governor Chris Christie and his confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate.  Effective July 2, 2017, O’Toole will serve a six-year term on the Board, succeeding outgoing Commissioner Pat Schuber.

 

Law360, New York (May 2, 2017, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A collections company alleging a New Jersey law firm is running a “Mafia-style” operation of filing consumer protection class actions primarily to generate attorneys' fees has blasted the firm’s request for attorney sanctions, arguing that its racketeering theory is backed up by two federal judges.

 

Trenton, NJ - Governor Chris Christie has appointed O'Toole Scrivo partner, Juan C. Fernandez, to the State Ethics Commission (“Commission”).

The Commission has the power to undertake investigations and hold hearings regarding alleged violations of New Jersey's Conflicts Law. The Commission also issues advisory opinions concerning whether a given set of facts and circumstances would, in the Commission's opinion, constitute possible violations of the Conflicts Law or any code, rules or regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.

 

Law360, New York (April 17, 2017, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Attorneys Kevin J. O’Toole and Thomas P. Scrivo have taken different career paths in the 31 years since they sat next to each other on the first day of constitutional law class at Seton Hall Law School, but the longtime friends have each made their mark in New Jersey government and the Garden State's competitive legal scene.

The Senate as a whole today voted in favor of state Senator Kevin O’Toole to go to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a commissioner. Only state Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20) opposed the nomination. “They have not supported equal pay for airport workers,” Lesniak said of the port, who could not extract O’Toole’s support for pay raises to bring them into line with those airport workers in New York. The nomination passed 33-1. LINK TO ARTICLE...