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Cashin v. Bello
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: a-98-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Anna Mae Cashin owned a parcel of land in Hoboken. Two separate structures were located on that property: a six-unit apartment building, and a two-story single-family home built in a converted garage. Plaintiff...

Jarrell v. Kaul
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-42-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs James Jarrell and his wife filed a complaint against Dr. Kaul and the Market Street Surgical Center (MSSC). On summary judgment, the court found that there was no cause of action against Dr. Kaul for deceit, m...

Prioleau v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc.
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-99-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In a series of decisions arising from personal injuries sustained by business invitees on the premises of businesses whose operations involve customer self-service, the New Jersey Supreme Court has recognized a principle...

New Jersey v. Witt
Date: September 24, 2015
Docket Number: a-9-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant William Witt was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted person. The police initiated a stop of defendant’s car because he did not dim...

Kaye v. Rosefielde
Date: September 22, 2015
Docket Number: a-93-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Bruce Kaye, the controlling principal of three entities that sold and managed timeshare interests in resort properties in Atlantic County, hired defendant Alan Rosefielde, an attorney admitted to practice law i...

New Jersey v. McKinney
Date: August 27, 2015
Docket Number: a-74-13

H.S.P. v. J.K.
Date: August 26, 2015
Docket Number: a-114-13

Dept. of Children Families v. E.D.-O.
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: a-109-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, on a morning in early May 2009, a mother left her sleeping nineteen-month-old child unattended for approximately ten minutes in a locked motor vehicle with the motor running in a shopping mall parking lot...

New Jersey v. Lindsey
Date: August 20, 2015
Docket Number: a-6303-11

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Donald Lindsey and Martin Pierce engaged in a shoot-out in a residential neighborhood of Camden. They were not injured, but a four-year-old boy, B.T., was killed in the cross-fire. Following a joint trial, the...

New Jersey v. Shannon
Date: August 19, 2015
Docket Number: a-111-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether evidence seized after defendant's arrest, made in the absence of a valid warrant or probable cause, was subject to exclusio...

New Jersey v. Musa
Date: August 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-78-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At the conclusion of the first day of jury deliberations, the jury sent a note to the court asking if a particular juror could be excused from the case. The court responded to the question appropriately, generally explai...

New Jersey v. Maltese
Date: August 17, 2015
Docket Number: a-96-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether defendant's repeated requests to speak with a family member during interrogation was sufficient to invoke the right to rema...

Qian v. Toll Brothers Inc.
Date: August 12, 2015
Docket Number: a-95-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff and her husband resided in a home at the Villas at Cranbury Brook, a common-interest community, in the Township of Plainsboro. The homeowners at the Villas take title only to their dwelling units; all other are...

Redd v. Bowman
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: a-71-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was whether an initiative petition filed under the Optional Municipal Charter Law (known as the Faulkner Act), requiring the City of Camden to create and maint...

In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of J.S.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: a-84-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court consolidated two appeals in this opinion. J.S. was a thirty-four-year-old former New Jersey resident, who, in 2000, while a sophomore at Kean University, was arrested after twice selling marijuana to an...

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