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Badiali v. N.J. Mfg. Ins. Grp.
Date: February 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-48-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Augustine Badiali was injured when his motor vehicle was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff filed a UM claim, which proceeded to arbitration and resulted in an award in plaintiff s favor. Plaintiff...

Wadeer v. N.J. Mfrs. Ins. Co.
Date: February 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-54-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Kwabena Wadeer suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident that occurred while he was attempting to avoid an unidentified vehicle. Plaintiff filed a UM claim against New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company...

New Jersey v. R.K.
Date: February 3, 2015
Docket Number: a-39-13

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from a nine-year-old victim's allegation that her mother's boyfriend, defendant R.K., repeatedly molested her. No physical evidence of the alleged sexual assaults was presented. Trial turned on whether...

New Jersey v. Perez
Date: February 2, 2015
Docket Number: a-25-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant placed three phone calls to N.C., then a 13-year-old boy. That same night, defendant sent four text messages to N.C. in which he expressed a desire to engage in sexual activity with the child. N.C. showed the t...

New Jersey v. Gregory
Date: February 2, 2015
Docket Number: a-40-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Tahir Gregory was arrested and charged in a ten-count indictment with, among other things, possession of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) with the intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school. Def...

New Jersey v. Tate
Date: February 2, 2015
Docket Number: a-46-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant John Tate pled guilty to the fourth-degree offense of abuse of his foster child "by engaging in the habitual use . . . in the hearing of [the] child, of profane, indecent or obscene language." The trial court a...

Vanderslice v. Stewart
Date: January 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-58-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Harold Stewart, a sergeant in Camden County's Fire Police Department, while operating a Camden County vehicle, was involved in a motor vehicle accident with plaintiff Joseph Vanderslice. Plaintiff filed a complaint again...

Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co.
Date: January 26, 2015
Docket Number: a-38-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, plaintiff Morristown Associates purchased commercial property located in Morristown. The property contained a strip-mall-style shopping center known as Morristown Plaza. Among the tenants was Plaza Cleaners, a d...

Griepenburg v. Township of Ocean
Date: January 22, 2015
Docket Number: a-55-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In the late 1990s, the Township of Ocean began a comprehensive planning process in anticipation of population growth and increased development. In April 2007, plaintiffs, who owned a significant amount of land in the Tow...

New Jersey v. Grate
Date: January 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-47-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants Fuquan Cromwell and James Grate were stopped by police officers on the campus of Drew University during the attempted robbery of someone they knew. Defendants were charged with various offenses, including seco...

Hargrove v. Sleepy's, LLC
Date: January 14, 2015
Docket Number: a-70-12

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Sam Hargrove, Andre Hall, and Marco Eusebio delivered mattresses for defendant Sleepy s, LLC. Plaintiffs claimed that they were employees of Sleepy's, that Sleepy's miscategorized them as independent contracto...

New Jersey v. T.J.M.
Date: January 13, 2015
Docket Number: a-76-12

Justia Opinion Summary: At the time of the events that led to the charges in this case, defendant lived with his girlfriend and her daughter "Chloe," the victim. Chloe testified that defendant first sexually abused her when she was approximatel...

New Jersey v. K.S.
Date: January 8, 2015
Docket Number: a-36-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant K.S. was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a breath test. As he was being transported to the Watchung Borough police station, defendant struck and attempted to spit b...

Davis v. Husain
Date: December 23, 2014
Docket Number: a-34-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At trial, when Abbas Husain was sworn in, he raised his right hand and spoke the oath, but did not place his left hand directly on the Bible. Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Tomika Davis for $12,500....

New Jersey Div. of Child Protection & Perm. v. Y.N.
Date: December 22, 2014
Docket Number: a-24-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At a routine doctor appointment for a hand injury, Y.N. ("Yvonne") learned that she was four months pregnant. During that four-month period, Yvonne had been taking Percocet for injuries caused in a car accident and becam...

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