NJ Supreme Court to Address Indemnification of County Prosecutors

NJ Supreme Court to Address Indemnification of County Prosecutors

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently agreed to hear Christopher J. Gramiccioni v. Department of Law and Public Safety. The case involves whether the Attorney General’s Office was required to indemnify the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office over a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the estate of a woman killed by

Court Strikes Down NJ Zoning Law Governing Alzheimer’s Residences

Court Strikes Down NJ Zoning Law Governing Alzheimer’s Residences

In Blake Gardens, LLC v. State of New Jersey, U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan of the District of New Jersey struck down a New Jersey law that reclassified Alzheimer’s residences as health care facilities and placed them under the jurisdiction of the Department of Health (DOH). The law, New Jersey P.L. 2015 c.

Successfully Incorporating Mental Health into New Jersey Schools

Successfully Incorporating Mental Health into New Jersey Schools

Over the past decade, students aged 12-17 have experienced a 59 percent increase in depression and emotional disorders. In light of that, it is increasingly important for New Jersey schools to take a proactive approach to mental health. Under a new law, New Jersey schools must incorporate mental health into

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NJ Supreme Court Rejects Retroactive Application of Megan’s Law

In the Matter of Registrant, G.H. and G.A., (A-38-18/081737)(Decided October 29, 2019), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a provision of Megan’s Law that requires some sex offenders to register for life does not apply retroactively. Facts of Matter of Registrant, G.H. and G.A. Registrants G.H. and G.A.

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NJ Supreme Court Considers Admissibility of DRE Evidence

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case concerning what type of evidence is admissible to show that a defendant was under the influence of narcotics while driving, specifically the admissibility of drug recognition expert (DRE) testimony. The court’s decision in State v. Michael Olenowski is likely

Third Circuit Rules NJIT Liable for Attorneys’ Fees under OPRA

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Golden v. New Jersey Inst. of Tech. that an author was wrongly denied fees under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”). According to the appeals court, although the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) directed the New Jersey