Author: Donald Scarinci

NJ Supreme Court Greenlights Employee’s Cannabis Discrimination Suit

NJ Supreme Court Greenlights Employee’s Cannabis Discrimination Suit

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently gave the green light to a funeral director who filed a suit under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) alleging that he was terminated for legally using medical marijuana. According to the court’s decision in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., (A-91-18/082836) (Decided March

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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

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cell Phone Privacy Case

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Cell Phone Privacy Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently heard oral arguments in a closely-watched Fifth Amendment case. The issue in State v. Andrews is whether the defendant can be forced to turn over the passcode for his encrypted iPhone. During oral arguments, Justice Barry Albin acknowledged that the case “could cause the court

Tenure Rights

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