In New Jersey Land Title Association v. Dana Rone (A-82-18/082620) (Decided February 4, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that county clerks and registers may not charge a convenience fee for electronic filing of documents concerning real property. The court did not issue a plenary opinion, but rather
In Melnyk v. Board of Education of the Delsea Regional High School District (A-77-18/082354) (Decided January 30, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that an instructional and tenure-eligible position did not become extracurricular and tenure ineligible simply because the teacher already held tenure in another position. According to
The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently agreed to consider Elmer Branch v. Cream-o-Land Dairy. The closely-watched employment case involves the good-faith defense under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (WHL). Facts of Elmer Branch v. Cream-o-Land Dairy On November 29, 2016, plaintiff Elmer Branch filed a putative class
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to consider Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark. The case involves the legality of Newark’s civilian complaint review board, which was established to investigate allegations of police misconduct. Facts of Fraternal Order of Police Newark Lodge No. 12 v. City of Newark The City of Newark enacted an ordinance
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.
In Turco v. City of Englewood, the Third Circuit addressed when abortion clinic buffer zones run afoul of the U.S. Constitution. It held that the lower court erred in striking down an Englewood ordinance intended to deter “sidewalk counseling” of women entering an abortion clinic. Facts of Turco v. City
U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti recently issued a preliminary injunction in Americans for Prosperity v. Grewal. The order halts the implementation of Senate Bill No. 150, which is often referred to as New Jersey’s dark money law. In support of his decision, Judge Martinotti cited “the likely unconstitutional reach of the
DNA evidence increasingly plays a role in the criminal justice system. In its recent decision in State v. Rafael Camey (A-73-17/080574) (Decided August 1, 2019),the New Jersey Supreme Court clarified when law enforcement may obtain a suspect’s DNA after its initial search is deemed invalid. Facts of State v. Rafael