Year: 2020

NJ Supreme Court Denies Tax Exemption to High-End Restaurant Located on University Campus

In Gourmet Dining, LLC v. Union Township, (A-8-19/083146) (Decided June 30, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a high-end restaurant operated by a for-profit entity, but housed in a building on the Kean University campus, does not qualify for exemption from local property taxation. New Jersey’s Property

NJ Supreme Court Sides with School Board in Chapter 78 Case

NJ Supreme Court Sides with School Board in Chapter 78 Case

In the Matter of Ridgefield Park Board of Education (A-2-19/083091) (Decided August 17, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the health insurance premium contribution rates paid by the Ridgefield Park Education Association’s members were preempted by statute and therefore non-negotiable. According to the state’s highest court, PERC’s

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreement Lacking Arbitrator Specifics

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Arbitration Agreement Lacking Arbitrator Specifics

In Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that an arbitration agreement that did not name the arbitrator, designate an arbitration organization to conduct the proceeding, or set forth a process for the parties to choose an arbitrator was still enforceable. Facts of Flanzman v. Jenny

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Entire Controversy Doctrine

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Newark Civilian Review Board with Limited Investigatory Powers

In Fraternal Order of Police, Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark (A-15-19/083197) (Decided August 19, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the legality of Newark’s civilian complaint review board, which was established to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The court held that “state law permits the

Third Circuit Clarifies Free Speech Rights of Public School Students

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a significant decision involving public school students’ free speech rights and clarified how existing precedent will be applied to social media. In B.L. v. Mahanoy Area School District, the appeals court unanimously held that the First Amendment prohibits disciplining public school students