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New Jersey Supreme Court Unveils Virtual Museum

By Andrew Gimigliano on 11/21/2017
Posted In Michigan, Supreme Court

The New Jersey Judiciary unveiled an online museum “that chronicles the rich history of the state’s highest court dating to the adoption of the current state constitution in 1947.”  Created by the New Jersey Supreme Court Historical Advisory Board, the New Jersey Supreme Court Virtual Museum includes photographs, speeches, videos, and correspondence from members of the Court.

The museum includes photographs of the Court over the years, including photographs of the Court sitting in the old courtroom in the Statehouse Annex.  Also included are photographs of the old and current Court conference room, as well as photographs of the Hughes Justice Complex and current courtroom while under construction.  The museum also includes a few photographs from the State’s 1947 Constitutional Convention, which adopted the Constitution that “served as the blueprint for the modern Judiciary that exists today.”

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Today in Asbestos Coverage Gap Case

By Andrew Gimigliano on 10/24/2017
Posted In Asbestos, Choice of Law, Michigan, Oral Argument, Supreme Court

On the Court’s docket today for oral argument is Continental Insurance Co. v. Honeywell International, Inc. As detailed by Law360, the case involves the “appeal of a decision that Honeywell doesn’t have to help cover costs ties to asbestos-related injury suits filed after insurers started excluding asbestos coverage, in a case that could broadly impact how coverage is spread between policyholders and insurers in similar cases.” The Court is also expected to address a choice of law dispute, namely, whether New Jersey or Michigan law applies to insurance policies negotiated and issued in Michigan decades ago.