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Dennehy v. East Windsor Reg'l Bd. of Educ.

Heads up! Plaintiff sued and alleged negligence after she suffered a concussion when an errant soccer ball hit her. Plaintiff based the claim on a coach's failure to supervise and oversee their players properly. Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, which the trial court granted. The New Jersey Appellate…

Dennehy v. East Windsor Reg’l Bd. of Educ.
New Jersey Appellate Division

Heads up! Plaintiff sued and alleged negligence after she suffered a concussion when an errant soccer ball hit her. Plaintiff based the claim on a coach’s failure to supervise and oversee their players properly. Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment, which the trial court granted. The New Jersey Appellate reversed and ruled that the… Continue reading Dennehy v. East Windsor Reg’l Bd. of Educ.

In re City of Newark
New Jersey Appellate Division

In an opinion ripped from the headlines, the New Jersey Appellate Division dealt a decisive blow to anti-vaxxers. The Mayor of Newark issued an executive order mandating that all city employees receive Covid-19 vaccines. Any employee who failed to comply could be fired. The Newark Police Superior Officers’ Association and eight other unions filed unfair… Continue reading In re City of Newark

State v. Carrillo
New Jersey Appellate Division

The New Jersey Appellate Division held “that an officer may conduct a second pat-down search when, giving weight to the unproductive first one, the circumstances preceding the second one still give the officer reason to believe the suspect is armed and dangerous”. But, en route to that holding, the Court issued an impactful procedural ruling.… Continue reading State v. Carrillo

JHC Indus. Services, Inc. v. Centurion Companies, Inc.
New Jersey Appellate Division

The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a deadbeat contractor must pay up. Defendant Centurion Companies, Inc. subcontracted demolition work it agreed to perform for Alfred Sanzari Construction, Inc. to Plaintiff JHC Industrial Services, Inc. JHC did the job, and Sanzari paid Centurion for it. Centurion, however, did not pay JHC in full, prompting this… Continue reading JHC Indus. Services, Inc. v. Centurion Companies, Inc.

The New Jersey Appellate Division issued a crucial ruling on the police’s authority to question a passenger during a vehicle stop. Along the way, the Court admonished the parties for using “a too casual approach to the handling of evidence on a suppression motion.” Police pulled over a car in which the defendant rode as… Continue reading State v. Boston

27-35 Jackson Ave., LLC v. Samsung Fire & Marine Ins. Co., LLC
New Jersey Appellate Division

If you are an evidence nerd, you’ll find this opinion to be a treat. Plaintiff 27-35 Jackson Avenue LLC owned commercial property in New York. For no apparent reason, a sprinkler head discharged water on the second floor of the premises, damaging the first and second floors. Plaintiff’s principal tenant was the United States General… Continue reading 27-35 Jackson Ave., LLC v. Samsung Fire & Marine Ins. Co., LLC

Appellants were injured at work and received temporary disability benefits through workers’ compensation. They filed a complaint against the State for a judgment declaring that their contributions towards healthcare premium costs should be based not on salary but “on the rate of Temporary Disability Benefits being paid.” Appellants sought declaratory relief permitting temporary disability benefits… Continue reading Grillo v. State

E.S. v. Brunswick Inv. Ltd. P’ship
New Jersey Appellate Division

Brunswick Investment Limited Partnership (“Brunswick”) owned the premises where the plaintiff E.S., guardian ad litem for her two minor daughters, lived. Fred performed maintenance work for Brunswick at the property as well as others Brunswick owned. The plaintiff learned that Fred, who had worked in her unit, sexually assaulted her two daughters. The plaintiff sued,… Continue reading E.S. v. Brunswick Inv. Ltd. P’ship

State v. Rodriguez
New Jersey Appellate Division

In these consolidated appeals, the New Jersey Appellate Division reviewed orders that dismissed a grand jury indictment. The State alleged the defendants practiced medicine without a license, fraudulently billed for those services, and conspired to commit this fraud. The trial court dismissed the indictment, finding it flawed in several ways. The State appealed, and the… Continue reading State v. Rodriguez

Wawa is associated with cases in NJ, too. The New Jersey Appellate Division dealt with two consolidated cases involving motorists who illegally crossed over the double-yellow lines to get to a Wawa and, in doing so, injured or killed motorcyclists. In each instance, the injured party or his estate sued Wawa and the State of… Continue reading Buddy v. Knapp