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New Jersey in the Interest of N.H.  
Date: August 10, 2016
Docket Number: a-4-15

Justia Opinion Summary: What began as a fight between two students, C.W. and D.W., ended in the death of one of them. N.H., who was seventeen years old at the time, attended the fight to support his friend, D.W. N.H. allegedly grabbed a handgun...

Meehan v. Antonellis  
Date: August 9, 2016
Docket Number: a-45-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff sought treatment for sleep apnea from an orthodontist. Plaintiff used the appliance given to him for treatment but complained that it caused the dislocation of some teeth. Contending that the orthodontist did n...

CypressPoint Condominium Association, Inc. v. Adria Towers, L.L.C., et al.  
Date: August 4, 2016
Docket Number: a-1314-15

Justia Opinion Summary: This dispute arose from the construction of Cypress Point, a luxury condominium complex in Hoboken. Co-defendants Adria Towers, LLC, Metro Homes, LLC, and Commerce Construction Management, LLC (collectively, the develope...

New Jersey v. Lunsford  
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: a-61-14

Justia Opinion Summary: The police arrested defendant Gary Lunsford after they executed a search warrant at his home based on suspected criminal activity involving transactions in controlled dangerous substances (CDS). As part of its continuing...

New Jersey v. Cushing  
Date: August 3, 2016
Docket Number: a-68-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Michael Cushing was indicted on five counts: first-degree maintaining a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) production facility (count one); second-degree possession of marijuana with intent to distribute ten...

IE Test, LLC v. Carroll  
Date: August 2, 2016
Docket Number: a-63-14

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from a conflict among the three members of IE Test, LLC (IE Test). After a dispute between defendant Kenneth Carroll and the other members, Patrick Cupo and Byron James, IE Test filed an action to expel...

Williams v. American Auto Logistics  
Date: July 28, 2016
Docket Number: a-10-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Lamar Williams worked and owned a car in Alaska. In February 2010, he arranged through his employer to have the car shipped to New Jersey by defendant American Auto Logistics. After the car arrived, Williams vi...

In the Matter of the Adoption of a Child by J.E.V. & D.G.V.  
Date: July 26, 2016
Docket Number: a-39-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was one of first impression: whether an indigent parent who faces termination of her parental rights in a contested private adoption proceeding...

Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. v. Benun  
Date: July 21, 2016
Docket Number: a-6-15

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1995, Jazz Photo Corp., one of several commercial entities (collectively referred to as the Jazz Entities), entered into a factoring agreement with Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. Jazz Photo sold Rosenthal its accounts re...

New Jersey v. Scriven  
Date: July 20, 2016
Docket Number: a-11-15

Justia Opinion Summary: Officer Cohen observed a vehicle approaching from about a quarter-mile away. The vehicle was traveling with its high beams on at a normal speed in a well-lit, residential area. The vehicle obeyed the stop sign at the int...

New Jersey v. Stein  
Date: July 19, 2016
Docket Number: a-26-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Robert Stein was charged with DWI and careless driving after a motor vehicle accident in Wayne Township. The municipal court found defendant guilty of DWI and careless driving. The court based its DWI finding o...

In the Matter of the Revocation or the Suspension of the Provisional Accreditation of and/or the Imposition of Probation on Eastwick College LPN-to-RN Bridge Program  
Date: July 13, 2016
Docket Number: a-35-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, the State Board of Nursing invoked N.J.A.C. 13:37-1.3(c)(2) to deny accreditation to the Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge Program (Bridge Program), a nursing program instituted by Eastwick Col...

New Jersey v. Scharf  
Date: July 8, 2016
Docket Number: a-46-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Stephen Scharf was convicted of first-degree purposeful and knowing murder of his wife Jody, who fell to her death off a cliff at the Palisades. Defendant defended the charge by claiming the death was an accide...

Inthe Matter of the Application of the State of New Jersey for the Forfeiture of Personal Weapons and Firearms Identification Card Belonging to F.M.
Date: June 30, 2016
Docket Number: a-60-14 SOLOMON, J., writing for a unanimous Court. The issue in this appeal is whether respondent F.M.’s personal firearm and firearms purchaser identification card (identification card), seized pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 to -35 (Domestic Violence Act), should be forfeited pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3(c)(5) based on the State’s claim that rearming F.M. “would not be in the interest of the public health, safety or welfare.”
GlobeMotor Company v. Igdalev  
Date: June 29, 2016
Docket Number: a-43-14

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal as of right arose from defendants' alleged breach of a settlement agreement executed by defendants and one of the plaintiffs in this action, Globe Motor Company (Globe), to resolve prior litigation between th...

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