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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...

New Jersey v. Willis
Date: May 11, 2016
Docket Number: a-115-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the admission of other-crime evidence, pursuant to N.J.R.E. 404(b), of an attempted sexual assault that occurred three years before the sexual assa...

New Jersey v. Funderburg
Date: May 5, 2016
Docket Number: a-29-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Lee Funderburg had a romantic relationship with Terra Andrews, which resulted in the birth of a son. After the relationship ended, defendant and Andrews shared parenting responsibilities for their child. Later,...

In the Matter of Frank J. Cozzarelli, An Attorney at Law
Date: May 2, 2016
Docket Number: d-151-13

Innes v. Marzano-Lesnevich
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: a-16-14

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Peter Innes and his wife, Maria Jose Carrascosa, were involved in a contentious divorce and custody battle over their daughter Victoria. Innes was a citizen of the United States; Carrascosa was a Spanish nation...

In the Matter of the Estate of Adrian J. Folcher
Date: April 26, 2016
Docket Number: a-3-14

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal centered on challenges to several documents and disbursements that were purportedly executed by Adrian Folcher in the closing days of his life. Petitioner Bernice Tambascia-Folcher, Folcher's wife and a benef...

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