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New Jersey v. Chisum  
Date: February 5, 2019
Docket Number: a-35-36-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Police officers responded to a noise complaint at a motel room and determined not to issue a summons when the renter of the room immediately complied with their request to turn down the music. Police nevertheless conduct...

New Jersey v. Brown  
Date: February 4, 2019
Docket Number: a-23-24-17

Justia Opinion Summary: One week after defendants’ murder trial began, after counsel made opening statements and examined four of the State’s witnesses, the prosecutor turned over to defense counsel nineteen reports that were in the State’s pos...

All The Way Towing, LLC v. Bucks County International, Inc.  
Date: January 24, 2019
Docket Number: a-66-67-17

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal, plaintiffs, an individual and his limited liability towing company, entered into a contract for the purchase of a customized medium-duty 4x4 truck with autoloader tow unit. Ultimately, the truck did not p...

New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. A.S.K.
Date: January 23, 2019
Docket Number: a-50-17
Kaminskas v. New Jersey  
Date: January 17, 2019
Docket Number: a-31-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Lieutenant John Kaminskas and Chief Daniel Vaniska, both members of the Union County Police Department, requested defense and indemnification by the Office of the Attorney General in a civil action brought against them f...

Kernahan v. Home Warranty Administrator of Florida, Inc.  
Date: January 10, 2019
Docket Number: a-15-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff Amanda Kernahan purchased a “home service agreement” from defendants Home Warranty Administrator of Florida, Inc., and Choice Home Warranty. When she became dissatisfied, she filed a complaint in Superior Court...

In the Matter of the Expungement of the Arrest/Charge Records of T.B.
Date: January 8, 2019
Docket Number: a-18-19-20-1 RABNER, C.J., writing for the Court. Drug court is designed to rid participants of drug dependency, help them develop skills and get job ...
N.J. Highlands Coalition v. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection .  
Date: December 13, 2018
Docket Number: a-32-17

Justia Opinion Summary: The under review by the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed several actions by the State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with regard to property in the Borough of Oakland that is subject to the Highlands Water...

New Jersey v. Wint  
Date: December 12, 2018
Docket Number: a-28-29-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Law enforcement officers arrested defendant Laurie Wint on a New Jersey murder charge and brought him to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office for questioning. Wint invoked his right to counsel after receiving Miranda wa...

New Jersey v. Hyppolite  
Date: December 11, 2018
Docket Number: a-48-17

Justia Opinion Summary: In March 2017, police officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot at Lafayette Gardens in Jersey City and found Terrel Smith’s body; he had been shot multiple times. The police identified “Michael Gregg...

New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. R.L.M.  
Date: December 10, 2018
Docket Number: a-17-17

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (Division) brought a guardianship action against R.L.M. and J.J., seeking to terminate their parental rights to their daughter R.A.J. At a case management...

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...

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