Goldfarb v. Solimine

Plaintiff Goldfarb claimed that Defendant Solimine reneged on a promise of employment after Plaintiff quit his job to accept a promised position managing the Defendant’s family’s sizeable investment portfolio. After Goldfarb sued, the trial court submitted the case to the jury on a theory of promissory estoppel. But the court limited Plaintiff’s potential damages. The … Read more

Maison v. New Jersey Transit Corp.

In Maison v. New Jersey Transit Corp., the Supreme Court reviewed a jury verdict for the plaintiff in a negligence action. In doing so, the Court was asked to determine whether, under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, N.J.S.A. 59:1-1 to 59:12-3, the heightened duty-of-care standard governing private common carriers protects equally those people who … Read more

In re Request to Release Certain Pretrial Detainees

In re Request to Release Certain Pretrial Detainees was an Order to Show Cause, which raised questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-person criminal jury trials on defendants who have been detained pretrial. The Supreme Court held that N.J.S.A. 2A:162-19(f) offers a path for potential relief under the present … Read more

State v. Desir

In State v. Desir, the New Jersey Supreme Court reviewed an order from the Law Division denying a criminal defendant’s motion to compel discovery. The defendant sought the discovery to further his argument in support of a Franks hearing. The lower court had issued a search warrant for his home based on uncharged conduct involving a confidential … Read more

Goulding v. NJ Friendship House, Inc.

In Goulding v. NJ Friendship House, Inc., the New Jersey Supreme Court reviewed a workers’ compensation court’s ruling in favor of an employer after an employee was injured during the company’s “Family Fun Day”. The Court ruled that N.J.S.A. 34:15-7 sets out a two-element test to determine if an employer is liable for an employee’s injury … Read more

Bank of NY Mellon v. Corradetti

In Bank of NY Mellon v. Corradetti, the plaintiff filed a foreclosure complaint against the defendants, claiming the Corradettis had been in default on the mortgage loan they had received from the plaintiff’s predecessor in interest, Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. In opposition, the defendants claimed that the mortgage documents the plaintiff presented were forged. The … Read more

Rozenblit v. Lyles

In Rozenblit v. Lyles, the New Jersey Supreme Court reviewed an award of summary judgment in favor of a teachers’ union and against two citizen-taxpayers. The taxpayers sought declaratory relief because the collective negotiations agreement between a school district and its the union created two full-time union positions paid for with taxpayer funds. The Court … Read more

N.J. Transit Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London

In N.J. Transit Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a per curiam order affirming the Appellate Division’s opinion in N.J. Transit Corp. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, 221 A.3d 1180 (App. Div. 2019). The Supreme Court wrote only to downplay the importance of the Appellate Divisions reliance … Read more

State v. Brown

In State v. Brown, the New Jersey Supreme Court had to determine whether it is an ex post facto violation to subject a Megan’s Law registrant to a third-degree charge for failing to register when the offense was merely a fourth-degree crime when the registrant was initially required to register. The Court held that Megan’s … Read more

State v. Singh

In State v. Singh, at the defendant’s trial for robbing a gas station, a police detective testified and narrated surveillance video footage. During the narration, he referred to an individual depicted in the video as “the defendant” twice. Defense counsel did not object. While showing the surveillance footage, the prosecutor asked about “the defendant’s shoes.” … Read more