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Redd v. Bowman
Date: August 11, 2015
Docket Number: a-71-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review was whether an initiative petition filed under the Optional Municipal Charter Law (known as the Faulkner Act), requiring the City of Camden to create and maint...

In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of J.S.
Date: August 10, 2015
Docket Number: a-84-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court consolidated two appeals in this opinion. J.S. was a thirty-four-year-old former New Jersey resident, who, in 2000, while a sophomore at Kean University, was arrested after twice selling marijuana to an...

Ross v. Lowitz
Date: August 6, 2015
Docket Number: a-101-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Shortly after plaintiff John Ross signed a contract to sell his home, he learned of contamination on his property as a result of a leak that previously existed in an underground oil storage tank located on a neighboring...

New Jersey v. Munafo
Date: August 5, 2015
Docket Number: a-6-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Erica Ortiz and a few friends went to a dance club in Newark. Defendant and her boyfriend, Oscar Rodriguez, went to the club that night as well. At about 1:35 a.m., while in the bathroom, defendant got into a fi...

New Jersey v. Hathaway
Date: August 4, 2015
Docket Number: a-69-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Dontae Hathaway was charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon following the discovery of a handgun in his room at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Defendant moved to suppress th...

New Jersey v. Keaton
Date: August 3, 2015
Docket Number: a-92-13

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue in this appeal were the circumstances under which a law enforcement officer may legally enter a disabled vehicle to obtain the driver's registration and insurance information without first requesting the driver'...

State v. James Buckner
Date: July 30, 2015
Docket Number: a-22-14

Elizabeth Gnall v. James Gnall
Date: July 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-52-13

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...

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