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New Jersey v. Garrison  
Date: March 20, 2017
Docket Number: a-38-15

Justia Opinion Summary: A grand jury indicted defendant Carl Garrison on several counts of child sexual abuse. The charges stemmed from allegations of abuse against his girlfriend s daughter, Joan. Joan testified that defendant abused her throu...

Roach v. BM Motoring, LLC  
Date: March 9, 2017
Docket Number: a-69-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Emelia Jackson and Tahisha Roach purchased used cars from BM Motoring, LLC, and Federal Auto Brokers, Inc., doing business as BM Motor Cars (collectively, BM). As part of the transaction, each plaintiff signed...

New Jersey v. Robertson  
Date: March 8, 2017
Docket Number: a-58-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Before trial, defendant moved to exclude the results of a breath test in conjunction with a traffic stop, after which he was found to have been driving while intoxicated (DWI). His license was suspended. Defendant claime...

New Jersey v. C.H.  
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: a-56-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged under separate indictments for multiple charges involving misconduct with two minors, D.H. and D.M. Defendant was arrested on November 19, 2009, and was confined until sentencing, which took place o...

New Jersey v. Joe  
Date: March 7, 2017
Docket Number: a-62-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Although New Jersey prosecutors lodged an interstate detainer with New York officials on August 12, 2011, defendant William Joe was not transferred to New Jersey custody until after he was sentenced for the New York char...

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....

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