Category: NJ Supreme Court Reporter

NJ Supreme Court Rules Counties Can’t Charge Extra Title Fees for E-Filing

NJ Supreme Court Rules Counties Can’t Charge Extra Title Fees for E-Filing

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

NJ Supreme Court Rules Focus on Labels Clouded Analysis in Tenure Case

NJ Supreme Court Rules Focus on Labels Clouded Analysis in Tenure Case

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

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

NJ-Supreme-Court-to-Determine-Whether-Adverse-Employment-Action-Is-Necessary-to-Support-NJLAD-Claim

NJ Supreme Court to Determine Whether Adverse Employment Action Is Necessary to Support NJLAD Claim

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to consider Mary Richter v. Oakland Board of Education. The question before the court is whether the Appellate Division erred in finding that a diabetic teacher who suffered injuries after her blood sugar dropped on the job could pursue her disability discrimination

NJ Supreme Court to Address Good-faith Defense Wage Law

NJ Supreme Court to Address Good-faith Defense Wage Law

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