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New Jersey v. Saavedra
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: a-68-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was an employee of the North Bergen Board of Education who filed an action asserting statutory and common law employment discrimination claims against the Board. In discovery, defendant's counsel produced sever...

New Jersey v. Roseman
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-105-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants William Roseman and Lori Lewin were married from 1992 until 2000, during which time Roseman was the Mayor of Carlstadt. As his wife, Lewin was entitled to, and received, benefits under Carlstadt's health plan....

New Jersey v. Dalal
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: a-50-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Two indictments were pending against defendant Aakash Dalal. The first charged defendant with a series of offenses directed against four synagogues and a Jewish community center. The second charged defendant with conspir...

New Jersey v. Urbina
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: a-49-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Camden police officers arrived at the scene of a shooting where they found the body of Edwin Torres on the sidewalk. Torres had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck. An eyewitness identified def...

Grabowsky v. Township of Montclair
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-53-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Richard Grabowsky filed a complaint against the Township of Montclair, challenging the validity of an ordinance adopted by the Township to permit the construction of an assisted living facility on a site locate...

Burgos v. New Jersey
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: a-55-04

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought this action because Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015 Appropriations Acts did not provide sufficient funding to meet the amounts called for with the Legislature's enactment of Chapter 78, L.2011, c.78...

Gaskill v. Citi Mortgage, Inc.
Date: May 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-51-13

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from plaintiffs' complaint to cancel and discharge a creditor's judgment lien held by defendant Citi Mortgage, Inc. (Citi). Following the conclusion of Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings the Superior Co...

New Jersey v. Wright
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: a-64-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether the third-party intervention or private search doctrine applied to a warrantless search of a home. Co-defendant Evangeline James and her yo...

Occhifinto v. Olivo Construction Company
Date: May 7, 2015
Docket Number: a-77-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Occhifinto filed suit against defendant Robert S. Keppler Mason Contractors, LLC (Keppler) and others seeking damages for alleged defective construction of an addition to his warehouse. In the liability...

Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association v. Board of Education of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District
Date: May 6, 2015
Docket Number: a-85-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court centered on whether three teachers employed by the Board of Education of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District (Board) appropriately were denied tenure as a matter of...

New Jersey v. Adkins
Date: May 4, 2015
Docket Number: a-91-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of December 16, 2010, defendant Timothy Adkins was involved in a single-car accident that resulted in injuries to his two passengers. Based on his performance on a series of field sobriety test...

New Jersey v. Perini Corporation
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: a-121-11

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 1995, the State executed a contract with Perini Corporation to design and build South Woods in Bridgeton (the Project), a twenty-six building medium- and minimum-security correctional facility. Perini subcont...

New Jersey v. Nantambu
Date: April 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-97-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Atlantic City police responded to reports of a domestic disturbance between defendant Kingkamau Nantambu and his girlfriend, Crystal Aikens. Aikens told police that defendant had threatened her with a gun. After police l...

New Jersey v. Kuropchak
Date: April 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-41-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant agreed to take an Alocotest (breathalyzer), in which a certified operator performed. At trial an Alcotest expert testified that the tests were done improperly and that the State had failed to enter the right si...

New Jersey v. K.P.S.
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: a-82-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant K.P.S. was charged with numerous counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and conspiracy to commit these crimes. Defendants Peter Lisa and Carmini La...

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