Category: NJ Supreme Court Reporter

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Pregnancy Discrimination Case

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in Delanoy v. Township of Ocean. The closely-watched case involves the New Jersey Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to expressly prohibit pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Among requirements, the PWFA obligates employers,

NJ Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Boarding House Search Violated Constitution

NJ Supreme Court Rules Warrantless Boarding House Search Violated Constitution

In State v. Louis V. Williams, (A-40-19/083400) (Decided November 2, 2020), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a warrantless search of a Trenton rooming house violated the U.S. and New Jersey Constitutions, both of which require that police officers obtain a warrant before conducting a search, unless that

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Johnson & Johnson Tax Case

NJ Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Johnson & Johnson Tax Case

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently heard oral arguments in Johnson & Johnson v. Director, Division of Taxation et al. The case involves whether, following the New Jersey Legislature’s 2011 amendment of N.J.S.A. 17:22-6.64, plaintiff Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was required to pay an insurance premium tax (IPT) based

NJ Supreme Court Dismisses Warrants and Fines in Minor Juvenile Matters

On October 21, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the dismissal of hundreds of old juvenile warrants for minor matters and more than $140,000 in discretionary juvenile fines. The order is part of a broader initiative to ensure equal justice in the courts. New Jersey Supreme Court’s Equal Justice

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