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New Jersey v. Baum
Date: February 8, 2016
Docket Number: a-107-13

Justia Opinion Summary: While driving from his residence to his mother's home one night in 2006, defendant Eugene Baum struck and killed two teenage girls who were walking in a bike lane of a major thoroughfare in Kinnelon. The responding offic...

In re Revocation of the Access of Block #613
Date: January 14, 2016
Docket Number: a-102-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, the issue presented for the Supreme Court's review centered on the standard governing revocation of direct access from a state highway to property used for commercial purposes pursuant to the State Highwa...

New Jersey v. Smith
Date: January 13, 2016
Docket Number: a-62-13

Justia Opinion Summary: During an encounter that lasted ten seconds, a woman was robbed at gunpoint. She surrendered her purse with her cell phone inside it, and the robber drove away in a car. She later identified defendant Julius Smith as her...

Major v. Maguire
Date: January 12, 2016
Docket Number: a-110-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs-grandparents filed an action under N.J.S.A. 9:2-7.1 in the Family Part, seeking an order compelling defendant-mother to allow them periodic visits with their granddaughter. The trial court determined that in t...

In re Petition for Referendum to Repeal Ordinance 2354-12 of the Twp. of W. Orange
Date: December 21, 2015
Docket Number: a-54-13

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the Supreme Court's review concerned a challenge to the validity of a municipal ordinance authorizing the issuance of $6,300,000 in bonds to finance a redevelopment project in the Townsh...

New Jersey v. Pierre
Date: December 17, 2015
Docket Number: a-86-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1996, defendant Duquene Pierre was convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, and several other offenses, arising from a fatal shooting in Elizabeth. Defendant was one of several suspects arrested f...

In the Matter of William J. Torre, an Attorney at Law
Date: December 16, 2015
Docket Number: d-77-14

New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. K.N.
Date: December 15, 2015
Docket Number: a-10-14

Justia Opinion Summary: In May 2013, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency filed an Order to Show Cause for Care and Supervision of T.E. (Tommy), the six-year-old son of K.N.(mother) and K.E.(father). The Family Part investigated alle...

New Jersey v. R.P.
Date: December 14, 2015
Docket Number: a-108-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In June 2005, O.M. disclosed that her stepfather, defendant R.P., sexually abused her beginning when she was twelve years old. The abuse resulted in two pregnancies, one of which was terminated and one of which resulted...

New Jersey v. Watts
Date: December 2, 2015
Docket Number: a-21-14

Justia Opinion Summary: A warrant secured by the police authorized a no-knock entry and search of defendant Antoine Watts' apartment and a search of defendant for controlled dangerous substances. Before executing the search warrant, police offi...

DeMarco v. Stoddard
Date: December 1, 2015
Docket Number: a-104-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Sean Stoddard, D.P.M. practiced podiatry at a clinic with offices in Toms River and Lakewood. In 2007, he applied to the Rhode Island Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (RIJUA) for medical malpr...

Cashin v. Bello
Date: October 7, 2015
Docket Number: a-98-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Anna Mae Cashin owned a parcel of land in Hoboken. Two separate structures were located on that property: a six-unit apartment building, and a two-story single-family home built in a converted garage. Plaintiff...

Jarrell v. Kaul
Date: September 29, 2015
Docket Number: a-42-13

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs James Jarrell and his wife filed a complaint against Dr. Kaul and the Market Street Surgical Center (MSSC). On summary judgment, the court found that there was no cause of action against Dr. Kaul for deceit, m...

Prioleau v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc.
Date: September 28, 2015
Docket Number: a-99-13

Justia Opinion Summary: In a series of decisions arising from personal injuries sustained by business invitees on the premises of businesses whose operations involve customer self-service, the New Jersey Supreme Court has recognized a principle...

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