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

In the Matter of Neil M. Cohen
Date: October 23, 2014
Docket Number: d-50-13

New Jersey v. O'Neil
Date: October 6, 2014
Docket Number: a-68-12

Justia Opinion Summary: In "New Jersey v. Rodriguez," the Supreme Court held that a person who acts in self-defense and kills in the honest and reasonable belief that the protection of his own life requires the use of deadly force cannot be con...

ADS Associates Group, Inc. v. Oritani Savings Bank
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: a-114-11

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose from a business venture that was established by plaintiff Brendan Allen and defendant Asnel Diaz Sanchez. The venture was operated through plaintiff ADS Associates, Inc. (ADS), a corporation fully owned b...

New Jersey v. Palma
Date: September 30, 2014
Docket Number: a-41-12

Justia Opinion Summary: In New Jersey, custodial sentences for criminal and quasi-criminal violations are governed by different codes depending on the classification of the offense. Sentencing for crimes and disorderly persons offenses are gove...

Henebema v. South Jersey Transportation Authority
Date: September 29, 2014
Docket Number: a-7-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, a jury determined that two New Jersey public entities, South Jersey Transportation Authority and the New Jersey State Police, were liable for injuries sustained by plaintiff as a result of a multi-vehicle p...

Maeker v. Ross
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: a-1-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case, Beverly Maeker and William Ross, although unmarried to each other, lived together and shared a marital-like relationship from 1999 to 2011. In the course of that relationship, Maeker alleged she gave up a c...

New Jersey v. Lipa
Date: September 25, 2014
Docket Number: a-31-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Cesar Lipa, pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated sexual assault, based on allegations that he committed sexual acts against M.G. on three occasions when she was between the ages of thirteen and sixteen. Du...

New Jersey in the Interest of A.B.
Date: September 24, 2014
Docket Number: a-74-12

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the State challenged a family court order allowing seventeen-year-old A.B. and his attorney to conduct a thirty-minute inspection of a home where the juvenile was alleged to have committed sexual offenses...

New Jersey v. Jones
Date: September 23, 2014
Docket Number: a-19-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Terry Jones was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual contact. He sought post-conviction relief (PCR), claiming in relevant part, that defense counsel was ineffective for f...

Riley v. New Jersey State Parole Board
Date: September 22, 2014
Docket Number: a-94-11

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, George Riley, then seventy-six years old, completed serving a twenty-year sentence for aggravated sexual assault. On his release from prison, Riley was under no form of parole supervision, although he was requir...

New Jersey v. Lenihan
Date: September 18, 2014
Docket Number: a-45-12

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, then eighteen-year-old defendant Kirby Lenihan was driving her vehicle on a road whose speed limit was posted at forty-five miles per hour. K.G., who was then sixteen years old, was in the passenger seat. It was...

In the Matter of Peter J. Cammarano, III, An Attorney at Law
Date: September 17, 2014
Docket Number: d-46-13

New Jersey v. Gibson
Date: September 16, 2014
Docket Number: a-11-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Winslow Township Police Patrolman Carl Mueller testified that he stopped defendant after defendant’s car passed the officer’s police vehicle. Officer Mueller testified defendant was traveling at a “high rate of speed,” a...

New Jersey v. Rawls
Date: September 15, 2014
Docket Number: a-18-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was whether a defendant released on bail on one indictment, later incarcerated on a different indictment, could claim jail credit for the first one. Defendant...

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