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Bound Brook Bd. of Edu. v. Ciripompa  
Date: February 21, 2017
Docket Number: a-57-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Glenn Ciripompa was a tenured high school math teacher in the Bound Brook School District. Defendant's behavior came under the scrutiny of the Bound Brook Board of Education (Board) after the Board received cop...

In the Matter of Registrant A.D., J.B., and C.M.
Date: February 7, 2017
Docket Number: a-55-15
Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.  
Date: February 1, 2017
Docket Number: a-16-25

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Givaudan Fragrances Corporation (Fragrances) faced liability as a result of environmental contamination from a manufacturing site that a related corporate entity operated in a facility in Clifton. The issue thi...

New Jersey v. Bacome  
Date: January 31, 2017
Docket Number: a-9-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2011, detectives were engaged in an undercover drug patrol in Woodbridge when they observed defendant Taiwan Bacome driving a blue Ford Bronco. S.R., the owner of the Bronco, was riding in the front passenger se...

New Jersey v. Kucinski  
Date: January 30, 2017
Docket Number: a-58-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant James Kucinski was arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning about the bludgeoning death of his brother, John. Defendant was advised of his Miranda rights and he requested an attorney. The offic...

McCarrell v. Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.  
Date: January 24, 2017
Docket Number: a-28-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2003, plaintiff Andrew McCarrell filed a products-liability action alleging that Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. (Roche) had failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks and side effects associated with taking Acc...

New Jersey v. Bull  
Date: January 23, 2017
Docket Number: a-46-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1991 and 1992, defendant Rodney Bull was sentenced to two extended-term sentences, the second of which was imposed for crimes that occurred before defendant’s first sentencing took place. In 2012, the New Jersey Supre...

New Jersey v. Wilson  
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: a-42-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Police detectives observed defendant DeShaun Wilson engage in the apparent sale of crack cocaine in a public park in Elizabeth. Wilson was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), t...

InRe Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed By Various Municipalities, County Of Ocean, Pursuant To The Supreme Court's Decision In In re
Date: January 18, 2017
Docket Number: a-1-16 In Mercer County, the Honorable Mary C. Jacobson, A.J.S.C., adopted
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...

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