New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Excessive Force Suit Can Proceed

In Bryheim Jamar Baskin v. Rafael Martinez, (A-70-18/081982) (Decided July 9, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a Camden police officer is not entitled to qualified immunity on summary judgment. According to the court, the issue of whether Detective Martínez’s use of deadly force was objectively reasonable

New Jersey Supreme Court Extends Asbestos Liability

In Arthur G. Whelan v. Armstrong International, Inc., (A-40/41/42/43/44/45/46-18/081810) (Decided June 3, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that asbestos liability can extend to third-party replacement parts. The court specifically held thatmanufacturers and distributors can be found strictly liable for failure to warn of the dangers of their

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Deemer Statute

In Felix v. Richards, (A-27-18/081799) (Decided February 26, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the creation of the basic automobile insurance policy option, without bodily injury liability coverage, did not modify the state’s deemer statute (N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.4). The divided court further rejected the Government Employee Insurance Company’s (GEICO)

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Transfer Inheritance Tax

In Estate of Mary Van Riper v. Director, Division of Taxation (A-51-18/082000) (Decided February 5, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed the application of New Jersey’s transfer inheritance tax statute. It held that the New Jersey Division of Taxation (Division) properly taxed the full value of the home

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Tenure Rights

In Miller v. State-Operated School District of the City of Newark, the Supreme Court of New Jersey clarified tenure rights under N.J.S.A. 18A:17-2. The decision, which triggered a sharp dissent from Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, overturned long-standing administrative law precedent. Facts of Miller v. State-Operated School District of the City of