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New Jersey v. Green  
Date: November 28, 2018
Docket Number: a-39-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant Carlos Green Green struck and killed Billy Dudley, who was lying in the road on a late night in December 2014. A toxicology lab determined Green’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to be 0.210% at the time of t...

New Jersey v. Cassidy  
Date: November 13, 2018
Docket Number: a-58-16

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the New Jersey Supreme Court’s review centered on the State’s use of the Alcotest 7110 MKIII-C (Alcotest) to obtain breath samples from drivers suspected of driving under the influence o...

Accutane Litigation  
Date: October 3, 2018
Docket Number: a-26-27-17

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from 532 product-liability claims filed against Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. and Roche Laboratories Inc. (collectively Roche), corporations with their principal places of business in New Jersey. Roche develop...

In the Matter of William R. Hendrickson, Jr., Department of Community Affairs  
Date: September 18, 2018
Docket Number: a-12-17

Justia Opinion Summary: William Hendrickson, Jr. worked as a fire safety inspector with the Department of Community Affairs. While on duty, he uttered an obscene and belittling remark about a female supervisor overheard by two of his colleagues...

Willner v. Vertical Reality, Inc.  
Date: August 15, 2018
Docket Number: a-9-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Josh Willner was injured while climbing a rock wall owned by his employer, Ivy League Day Camp. Willner sued the camp and the manufacturers of the wall and parts contained in the wall, Vertical Reality, Inc. (V...

New Jersey v. Quaker Valley Farms, LLC  
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: a-43-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Quaker Valley Farms, LLC (Quaker Valley) owned approximately 120 acres of deed-restricted farmland in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. As part of New Jersey’s Farmland Preservation Program, the State purchased an easement o...

State of New Jersey v. Quaker Valley Farms, LLC
Date: August 14, 2018
Docket Number: a-43-44-45-4 Albin, J., writing for the Court. Quaker Valley Farms, LLC (Quaker Valley) owns approximately 120 acres of deed- restricted farmland in Hunterdon ...
Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutors Office  
Date: August 13, 2018
Docket Number: a-17-16

Justia Opinion Summary: In January 2014, a General Order was issued under the authority of the Chief of the Barnegat Township Police Department that applied only to that department. The Order instructed officers to record by MVR several categor...

New Jersey v. Fuqua  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: a-4-17

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2011, the Middlesex County New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office opened a narcotics investigation into Tyrell Johnson that later swept in defendant Danyell Fuqua. In the early morning hours, and after obtaining a s...

Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO v. New Jersey Civil Service Commission  
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: a-47-16

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2013, the Civil Service Commission (the Commission) published amendments to the New Jersey Administrative Code (the Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule introduced the concept of a “job band,” defined as “a groupin...

RSI Bank v. The Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company  
Date: August 7, 2018
Docket Number: a-68-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Third-party defendant Dr. George Likakis was charged with aggravated arson and insurance fraud after a fire destroyed a building he owned (the Property). Plaintiff RSI Bank held a first-priority mortgage on the Property,...

Montclair State University v. County of Passaic  
Date: August 6, 2018
Docket Number: a-16-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Montclair State University (MSU) has attempted to create a third egress from its campus onto a county road. MSU consulted with both the County of Passaic, New Jersey (County) and the City of Clifton (City), ult...

Cherokee LCP Land, LLC v. City of Linden Planning Board  
Date: August 2, 2018
Docket Number: a-82-16

Justia Opinion Summary: The issue this case presented for the New Jersey Supreme Court’s review centered on whether a tax lienholder has standing to challenge a planning board’s approval of a land use application for a neighboring property. The...

In re: Accutane Litigation  
Date: August 1, 2018
Docket Number: a-25-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Accutane was a prescription medication developed by defendants and approved by the FDA to treat recalcitrant nodular acne. Accutane’s alleged role as a cause of gastrointestinal disease ultimately resulted in a series of...

New Jersey v. J.L.G.  
Date: July 31, 2018
Docket Number: a-50-16

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant J.L.G. was tired for: first-degree aggravated sexual assault; third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact; second-degree endangering the welfare of a child; and third-degree witness tampering. Defendant’s s...

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