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Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co.
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: a-38-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, plaintiff Morristown Associates purchased commercial property located in Morristown. The property contained a strip-mall-style shopping center known as Morristown Plaza. Among the tenants was Plaza Cleaners, a d...

Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean
Date: January 22, 2015
Docket Number: a-55-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In the late 1990s, the Township of Ocean began a comprehensive planning process in anticipation of population growth and increased development. In April 2007, plaintiffs, who owned a significant amount of land in the Tow...

New Jersey v. Grate
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-47-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Fuquan Cromwell and James Grate were stopped by police officers on the campus of Drew University during the attempted robbery of someone they knew. Defendants were charged with various offenses, including seco...

Hargrove v. Sleepy's, LLC
Date: January 14, 2015
Docket Number: a-70-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Sam Hargrove, Andre Hall, and Marco Eusebio delivered mattresses for defendant Sleepy s, LLC. Plaintiffs claimed that they were employees of Sleepy's, that Sleepy's miscategorized them as independent contracto...

New Jersey v. T.J.M.
Date: January 13, 2015
Docket Number: a-76-12

Justia Opinion Summary: At the time of the events that led to the charges in this case, defendant lived with his girlfriend and her daughter "Chloe," the victim. Chloe testified that defendant first sexually abused her when she was approximatel...

New Jersey v. K.S.
Date: January 8, 2015
Docket Number: a-36-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant K.S. was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a breath test. As he was being transported to the Watchung Borough police station, defendant struck and attempted to spit b...

Davis v. Husain
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: a-34-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At trial, when Abbas Husain was sworn in, he raised his right hand and spoke the oath, but did not place his left hand directly on the Bible. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Tomika Davis for $12,500....

New Jersey Div. of Child Protection & Perm. v. Y.N.
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: a-24-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At a routine doctor appointment for a hand injury, Y.N. ("Yvonne") learned that she was four months pregnant. During that four-month period, Yvonne had been taking Percocet for injuries caused in a car accident and becam...

In the Matter of Scott P. Sigman
Date: December 18, 2014
Docket Number: d-126-13

New Jersey v. Revie
Date: December 17, 2014
Docket Number: a-31-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was first convicted of DWI in 1981. He was charged with DWI again in 1982 and, unrepresented by counsel, pled guilty to that charge. Defendant had a third DWI conviction in 1994. Because that conviction was mor...

New Jersey v. Jaffe
Date: December 15, 2014
Docket Number: a-12-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant and two others were charged with various drug offenses. Defendant entered into a negotiated plea agreement in which he agreed to plead guilty to third-degree conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to dis...

New Jersey v. Case
Date: December 2, 2014
Docket Number: a-45-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant waived his right to a jury trial and was convicted of second-degree luring, among other crimes, at the conclusion of a bench trial. The convictions were based on Internet conversations between defendant and a l...

United Parcel Serv. Gen. Servs. Co. v. Dir., Div. of Taxation
Date: December 4, 2014
Docket Number: a-16-13

Dublirer v. 2000 Linwood Avenue Owners, Inc., et al.
Date: December 3, 2014
Docket Number: a-125-11

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the free speech rights of residents in a high-rise cooperative apartment building. A resident who was a regular critic of the building's Board of D...

State v. Bruce E. Lige
Date: October 29, 2014
Docket Number: a-15-13

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