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The New Jersey Supreme Court considered whether the crime-fraud exception to the marital communications privilege governed text messages that defendant exchanged with her husband after the Court proposed the exception in State v. Terry, 218 N.J. 224 (2014), but before the Legislature enacted it into law. In June 2014, the defendant, a police officer, used… Continue reading State v. Bailey
The New Jersey Appellate Division considered an issue of first impression in these six consolidated appeals: “Whether in the context of Rule 4:6-2(e) motions to dismiss with prejudice, insurance policies issued by the defendants covered business losses incurred by the plaintiffs that were forced to close or limit their operations as a result of Executive… Continue reading MAC Prop. Grp. LLC v. Selective Fire and Casualty Ins. Co.
The Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the defendant’s habeas corpus petition. The Court ruled that the defendant “filed his ineffective-assistance claim ten months late. Plus, he failed to assert it on state habeas first.” And even if the Court “looked past these mistakes, his conviction would stand; the jury would have convicted him even… Continue reading Marsalis v. Pa. Dep’t of Corr.