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New Jersey v. S.S.  
Date: June 21, 2017
Docket Number: a-84-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In an interlocutory appeal, the New Jersey Supreme Court determined: (1) what the appropriate standard of appellate review of a trial court's factual findings was based solely on the court's viewing of a video-recorded p...

Paff v. Galloway Township  
Date: June 20, 2017
Docket Number: a-88-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The New Jersey Supreme Court addressed the scope of a municipality's obligation to disclose electronically stored information in accordance with the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Plaintiff John Paff filed a...

Statev. Dasean Harper
Date: June 5, 2017
Docket Number: a-74-15 RABNER, C.J., writing for the Court. The Legislature passed an amnesty bill in 2013 that, “for a period of not more than 180 days from the effective date of [the] act,” L. 2013, c. 117, enabled people to dispose of guns they possessed illegally. During that time, the law allowed individuals to transfer or voluntarily surrender firearms. The Court now considers whether the law effectively created a nearly six-month grace period from
Statev. Fernando Carrero, Jr.
Date: May 22, 2017
Docket Number: a-13-16 Timpone, J., writing for a unanimous Court. In this appeal, the Court considers the propriety of a passion/provocation manslaughter
New Jersey v. Miles  
Date: May 16, 2017
Docket Number: a-72-15

Justia Opinion Summary: New Jersey joins the majority of jurisdictions in returning to the “Blockburger same-elements test” as the sole test for determining what constitutes the same offense for purposes of double jeopardy. In the interest of j...

New Jersey v. Robinson  
Date: May 10, 2017
Docket Number: a-40-16

Justia Opinion Summary: In a matter of first impression, the New Jersey Supreme Court considered the newly enacted Criminal Justice Reform Act to address the type and scope of discovery the State must provide when it seeks to detain a defendant...

J.B. v. New Jersey State Parole Board  
Date: May 8, 2017
Docket Number: a-81-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners-parolees challenged the constitutionality of the practices of the New Jersey State Parole Board in administering polygraph examinations to sex offenders serving either parole supervision for life (PSL) or com...

New Jersey v. Randolph  
Date: May 3, 2017
Docket Number: a-70-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The primary issue in this appeal involved the warrantless search of an apartment, where the police found drugs and evidence allegedly linking defendant to the apartment. Evidence seized from the apartment was the basis f...

New Jersey v. Tier  
Date: May 2, 2017
Docket Number: a-73-15

Justia Opinion Summary: At a status conference, the State took issue with the witness list defendant produced because it listed the names of three men but did not provide identifiers, addresses, or synopses of their anticipated testimony which...

New Jersey v. Robinson  
Date: May 1, 2017
Docket Number: a-40-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue presented for the Supreme Court’s review was whether the protective sweep exception to the warrant requirement applied to a police officer’s search of a vehicle’s passenger compartment in the wake of a traffic...

Michael Conley, Jr. v. Mona Guerrero
Date: April 6, 2017
Docket Number: a-65-15 Solomon, J., writing for a unanimous Court. In this appeal, the Court determines whether the attorney-review provision of a standard form real estate contract, which specifies that notice of disapproval must be transmitted to the real estate agent or broker by certified mail, telegram, or personal service, must be strictly enforced.
New Jersey v. Benjamin  
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: a-43-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue presented for the Supreme Court's review was whether a defendant seeking a waiver of the mandatory minimum sentence under the Graves Act was entitled to discovery of the prosecutor's files from...

New Jersey v. Nance  
Date: April 5, 2017
Docket Number: a-47-48

Justia Opinion Summary: In consolidated sentencing appeals, the issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court was whether an amendment to the Graves Act, N.J.S.A.2C:43-6.2 (section 6.2), which authorized a prosecutor to move before the assignment j...

Conley v. Guerrero  
Date: April 3, 2017
Docket Number: a-65-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1983, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed a final consent judgment for a settlement agreement between the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Association of Realtor Boards. The terms of the settlemen...

Motorworld, Inc. v. Benkendorf  
Date: March 30, 2017
Docket Number: a-64-15

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this case was whether a corporation's release of a debt constituted a constructively fraudulent transfer under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (UFTA). The debt that was released had previously been owed t...

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