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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...

New Jersey v. Hernandez  
Date: June 28, 2016
Docket Number: a-39-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Lixandra Hernandez and Jose G. Sanchez were charged in a State Grand Jury indictment with second-degree conspiracy to distribute more than five ounces of cocaine, first-degree distribution of more than five ou...

Mortgage Grader, Inc. v. Ward & Olivo, L.L.P.  
Date: June 23, 2016
Docket Number: a-53-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether a law firm practicing as a limited liability partnership (LLP) failed to maintain professional malpractice insurance to cov...

Griffin v. City of East Orange  
Date: June 22, 2016
Docket Number: a-32-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Tonique Griffin, Virginia Best and Rosalyn Walker, employees of the City of East Orange, alleged that they were sexually harassed by a supervisor. In the wake of plaintiffs' internal reports of the alleged har...

Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad  
Date: June 21, 2016
Docket Number: a-19-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Smith was a certified emergency medical technician and paramedic associated with defendant Millville Rescue Squad (MRS), which provided medical transportation and rescue services. Plaintiff started off a...

Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute  
Date: June 14, 2016
Docket Number: a-31-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2013, plaintiffs Annemarie Morgan and Tiffany Dever filed suit against defendants Sanford Brown Institute, its parent company, Career Education Corporation, and Sanford Brown's chief executive officer, admission a...

Berg v. Christie  
Date: June 9, 2016
Docket Number: a-71-72

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue before the New Jersey Supreme Court in this case was whether the 2011 suspension of State pension cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) contravened a term of the contract right granted under the earlier enacted no...

Torres v. Pabon  
Date: June 1, 2016
Docket Number: a-116-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Sofia Torres alleged that she was seriously injured in a rear-end collision between her car and a garbage truck owned by defendant Suburban Disposal, Inc., and operated by defendant Javier Pabon. Plaintiff alle...

New Jersey v. J.M., Jr.  
Date: May 26, 2016
Docket Number: a-48-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant, a massage therapist, was charged with sexually assaulting a customer (E.S.) while giving her a massage. E.S. alleged that after defendant massaged her back, he lifted the privacy cover as E.S. turned beneath i...

New Jersey v. Perry  
Date: May 17, 2016
Docket Number: a-34-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Bobby Perry was charged with sexually and physically assaulting a woman he had been casually dating. Prior to trial, defendant filed a motion under the New Jersey Rape Shield Law to admit DNA evidence of an uni...

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