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New Jersey v. Gorthy  
Date: September 28, 2016
Docket Number: a-51-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue presented for the New Jersey Supreme Court's review was whether a trial court that found a defendant competent to stand trial on criminal charges could compel her to assert an insanity defense,...

Cuevas v. Wentworth Group  
Date: September 19, 2016
Docket Number: a-30-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs Ramon and Jeffrey Cuevas were brothers who were employees of defendant Wentworth Property Management Corporation (Wentworth). In May 2005, Michael Mendillo, president and chief executive officer of Wentworth,...

E&J Equities v. Board of Adjustment of Franklin Township  
Date: September 15, 2016
Docket Number: a-40-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2010, the Township of Franklin (the Township) adopted an ordinance revising its regulation of signs, including billboards. The ordinance permits billboards, subject to multiple conditions, in a zoning district proxima...

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...

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