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New Jersey v. Wright
Date: May 19, 2015
Docket Number: a-64-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on whether the third-party intervention or private search doctrine applied to a warrantless search of a home. Co-defendant Evangeline James and her yo...

Occhifinto v. Olivo Construction Company
Date: May 7, 2015
Docket Number: a-77-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Robert Occhifinto filed suit against defendant Robert S. Keppler Mason Contractors, LLC (Keppler) and others seeking damages for alleged defective construction of an addition to his warehouse. In the liability...

Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association v. Board of Education of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District
Date: May 6, 2015
Docket Number: a-85-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue before the Supreme Court centered on whether three teachers employed by the Board of Education of the Bridgewater-Raritan School District (Board) appropriately were denied tenure as a matter of...

New Jersey v. Adkins
Date: May 4, 2015
Docket Number: a-91-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In the early morning hours of December 16, 2010, defendant Timothy Adkins was involved in a single-car accident that resulted in injuries to his two passengers. Based on his performance on a series of field sobriety test...

New Jersey v. Perini Corporation
Date: April 30, 2015
Docket Number: a-121-11

Justia Opinion Summary: In February 1995, the State executed a contract with Perini Corporation to design and build South Woods in Bridgeton (the Project), a twenty-six building medium- and minimum-security correctional facility. Perini subcont...

New Jersey v. Nantambu
Date: April 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-97-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Atlantic City police responded to reports of a domestic disturbance between defendant Kingkamau Nantambu and his girlfriend, Crystal Aikens. Aikens told police that defendant had threatened her with a gun. After police l...

New Jersey v. Kuropchak
Date: April 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-41-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant agreed to take an Alocotest (breathalyzer), in which a certified operator performed. At trial an Alcotest expert testified that the tests were done improperly and that the State had failed to enter the right si...

New Jersey v. K.P.S.
Date: April 22, 2015
Docket Number: a-82-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant K.P.S. was charged with numerous counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, child abuse, endangering the welfare of a child, and conspiracy to commit these crimes. Defendants Peter Lisa and Carmini La...

Kuchera v. Jersey Shore Family Health
Date: March 31, 2015
Docket Number: a-60-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, plaintiff attended a free eye screening conducted by the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Jersey Shore Family Health Center. Plaintiff slipped and fell on the tile floor. As a res...

ManuelGuaman, et al. v. Jennifer Velez
Date: March 30, 2015
Docket Number: a-87-13

L.A. v. Board of Education of the City of Trenton
Date: March 25, 2015
Docket Number: a-59-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant "L.A." was employed by the Trenton Board of Education as an elementary school security guard. While at work, L.A. allegedly had unlawful sexual contact with two minor students, N.F. and K.O. The allegations wer...

62-64 Main Street, L.L.C. v. Mayor & Council of the City of Hackensack
Date: March 23, 2015
Docket Number: a-19-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs owned five lots in the City of Hackensack on which stood two dilapidated buildings abutted by two poorly maintained and decrepit parking lots. Hackensack designated eleven out of twenty lots in a two-block are...

Maida v. Kuskin
Date: March 19, 2015
Docket Number: a-50-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the New Jersey Supreme Court's consideration centered on the circumstances under which a defendant can request a civil reservation. Defendant pled guilty to failing to report an accident...

New Jersey v. Sumulikoski
Date: March 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-3-13

Justia Opinion Summary: A Bergen County Grand Jury charged Michael Sumulikoski with three counts of second-degree sexual assault (Counts 2, 3, and 4), one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child by engaging in sexual contact (...

New Jersey v. Pomianek
Date: March 17, 2015
Docket Number: a-32-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal was the constitutionality of N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1(a)(3), a bias-crime statute that allows a jury to convict a defendant even when bias did not motivate the commission of the offense. Under the statute...

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