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Fernandes v. DAR Development Corp.
Date: July 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-37-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Rolando Fernandes and his boss, Mario Freitas (Mario), were installing a sewer pipe on a residential construction site. The wall of the trench in which Fernandes was working collapsed, burying him up to his che...

New Jersey v. Reece
Date: July 20, 2015
Docket Number: a-70-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Police arrived at defendant Evan Reece's home to investigate a dropped 9-1-1 call that originated there. Defendant denied making any such call, and insisted that he was alone in the home, although responding officer Serg...

Lippman v. Ethicon, Inc.
Date: July 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-65-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Joel S. Lippman, M.D., was employed by defendant Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of defendant Johnson & Johnson, Inc., from July 2000 until his termination in May 2006. For the majority of his employment, plaintiff...

IMO Borough of Keyport v. Local 68
Date: July 14, 2015
Docket Number: a-43-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The unions in each of three municipalities brought scope-of-negotiations challenges to the municipal actions. The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC), in separate decisions, held that the municipalities violate...

Morillo v. Monmouth County Sheriff Officers
Date: July 13, 2015
Docket Number: a-88-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At about 8:30 p.m. on December 15, 2010, Monmouth County Sheriff's Officers Alexander Torres and Thomas Ruocco arrived at a Matawan address to execute a child-support warrant on plaintiff Eric Morillo. While Torres went...

New Jersey v. Olivero
Date: June 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-83-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was arrested at a locked, fenced-in parking lot used for storage by an adjoining warehouse operated by Domino Manufacturing. Domino Manufacturing used the lot to store equipment for printing presses, including...

New Jersey v. Weston
Date: June 25, 2015
Docket Number: a-61-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, carjacking, kidnapping, felony murder, terroristic threats, tampering with physical evidence, hindering...

New Jersey v. Hubbard
Date: June 24, 2015
Docket Number: a-56-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, defendant called 9-1-1 requesting assistance for his five-month old daughter, reporting that she was not breathing. When the police arrived, the infant was in an ambulance about to be taken to the hospital. Defe...

New Jersey v. Saavedra
Date: June 23, 2015
Docket Number: a-68-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was an employee of the North Bergen Board of Education who filed an action asserting statutory and common law employment discrimination claims against the Board. In discovery, defendant's counsel produced sever...

New Jersey v. Roseman
Date: June 18, 2015
Docket Number: a-105-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendants William Roseman and Lori Lewin were married from 1992 until 2000, during which time Roseman was the Mayor of Carlstadt. As his wife, Lewin was entitled to, and received, benefits under Carlstadt's health plan....

New Jersey v. Dalal
Date: June 17, 2015
Docket Number: a-50-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Two indictments were pending against defendant Aakash Dalal. The first charged defendant with a series of offenses directed against four synagogues and a Jewish community center. The second charged defendant with conspir...

New Jersey v. Urbina
Date: June 16, 2015
Docket Number: a-49-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2007, Camden police officers arrived at the scene of a shooting where they found the body of Edwin Torres on the sidewalk. Torres had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck. An eyewitness identified def...

Grabowsky v. Township of Montclair
Date: June 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-53-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Richard Grabowsky filed a complaint against the Township of Montclair, challenging the validity of an ordinance adopted by the Township to permit the construction of an assisted living facility on a site locate...

Estate of Kotsovska v. Liebman
Date: June 11, 2015
Docket Number: a-89-13

Justia Opinion Summary: This case arose out of the tragic death of Myroslava Kotsovska, who was fatally injured when defendant Saul Liebman, for whom decedent worked as a caretaker, inadvertently struck her with his car. Petitioner Olena Kotsov...

Burgos v. New Jersey
Date: June 9, 2015
Docket Number: a-55-04

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs brought this action because Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and FY 2015 Appropriations Acts did not provide sufficient funding to meet the amounts called for with the Legislature's enactment of Chapter 78, L.2011, c.78...

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