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New Jersey v. Zuber  
Date: January 11, 2017
Docket Number: a-54-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The defendants in these appeals committed very serious, violent crimes when they were juveniles. One was serving a sentence of 110 years imprisonment and would not be eligible for parole until he spent 55 years in jail....

New Jersey v. J.R.  
Date: January 9, 2017
Docket Number: a-50-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant J.R. was convicted for several sexual offenses against his step-granddaughter, who was between ten and twelve years old when the alleged offenses took place. The child did not disclose defendant's conduct to an...

Statev. Brandon T. Morrison
Date: December 14, 2016
Docket Number: a-36-15 appeal. In a per curiam opinion, a divided
In the Matter of Robbinsville Twp. Bd. of Education v. Washington Township Education Assn.  
Date: November 29, 2016
Docket Number: a-32-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Washington Township Education Association was the major union representative for employees of the Robbinsville Township Board of Education. Relevant to the events in this matter, the Board and the Association were bo...

Gilleran v. Township of Bloomfield  
Date: November 22, 2016
Docket Number: a-15-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Township of Bloomfield (Township) declined to release a day's worth of videotape footage from a security camera attached to the second story of Bloomfield Town Hall, adjacent to the police station. The request came f...

New Jersey v. Gonzales  
Date: November 15, 2016
Docket Number: a-5-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Xiomara Gonzales appealed the denial of her motion to suppress evidence seized by police from the vehicle she was driving. Pursuant to an ongoing investigation of a drug-distribution scheme, the police learned...

New Jersey v. Bryant  
Date: November 10, 2016
Docket Number: a-2-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Officers were dispatched to a report of domestic violence when a woman called 911 to report that she had been assaulted and that she was outside in her vehicle. The woman did not give her name or that of the attacker, bu...

Ginsberg v. Quest Diagnostics, Inc.  
Date: October 26, 2016
Docket Number: a-33-34

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Tamar and Ari Ginsberg, now New Jersey residents, lived in New York during Tamar's pregnancy and at the time of the birth of their daughter, Abigail. Abigail tragically died from Tay-Sachs disease, a genetical...

New Jersey v. Gorthy  
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: a-51-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue presented for the New Jersey Supreme Court's review was whether a trial court that found a defendant competent to stand trial on criminal charges could compel her to assert an insanity defense,...

Cuevas v. Wentworth Group  
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: a-30-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Ramon and Jeffrey Cuevas were brothers who were employees of defendant Wentworth Property Management Corporation (Wentworth). In May 2005, Michael Mendillo, president and chief executive officer of Wentworth,...

E&J Equities v. Board of Adjustment of Franklin Township  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: a-40-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the Township of Franklin (the Township) adopted an ordinance revising its regulation of signs, including billboards. The ordinance permits billboards, subject to multiple conditions, in a zoning district proxima...

New Jersey in the Interest of N.H.  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: a-4-15

Justia Opinion Summary: What began as a fight between two students, C.W. and D.W., ended in the death of one of them. N.H., who was seventeen years old at the time, attended the fight to support his friend, D.W. N.H. allegedly grabbed a handgun...

Meehan v. Antonellis  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: a-45-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought treatment for sleep apnea from an orthodontist. Plaintiff used the appliance given to him for treatment but complained that it caused the dislocation of some teeth. Contending that the orthodontist did n...

CypressPoint Condominium Association, Inc. v. Adria Towers, L.L.C., et al.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: a-1314-15

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute arose from the construction of Cypress Point, a luxury condominium complex in Hoboken. Co-defendants Adria Towers, LLC, Metro Homes, LLC, and Commerce Construction Management, LLC (collectively, the develope...

New Jersey v. Lunsford  
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: a-61-14

Justia Opinion Summary: The police arrested defendant Gary Lunsford after they executed a search warrant at his home based on suspected criminal activity involving transactions in controlled dangerous substances (CDS). As part of its continuing...

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