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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies on Ascertainable Loss Under the CFA

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies on Ascertainable Loss Under the CFA

In Robey v. SPARC Group LLC (A-50-22/087981) (Decided March 25, 2024), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a class of shoppers at the retail clothing store Aéropostale failed to sufficiently plead a claim under the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). According to the divided Court, the shoppers didn’t demonstrate

NJ Supreme Court Rules Exigent Circumstances Did Not Justify Weapons Seizure

NJ Supreme Court Rules Exigent Circumstances Did Not Justify Weapons Seizure

In State v. Anthony Miranda (A-67-21/086773) (Decided by May 3, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the exigent-circumstances exception to the warrant requirement failed to justify an officer’s search of the defendant’s bag or the seizure of the weapons in that bag. Facts of State v. Miranda

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the SCOTUS Decision in Shurtleff v. City of Boston

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the SCOTUS Decision in Shurtleff v. City of Boston

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to issue decisions impacting New Jersey municipalities. In Shurtleff v. City of Boston, 596 U. S. ____ (2022), the U.S. Supreme Court held that the city of Boston violated the First Amendment when it rejected an application to fly a Christian flag on one of

NJ Supreme Court Uphold Employment Arbitration Agreements

NJ Supreme Court Uphold Employment Arbitration Agreements

In Arafa v. Health Express Corp., (A-6-19-/083174) (July 14, 2020),the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that that arbitration agreements can be enforceable under the New Jersey Arbitration Act (NJAA), even if those agreements would be otherwise exempt from arbitration under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In

First responders

New Jersey Amends Workers Compensation Laws for First Responders

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed two bills into law that amend provisions of the state’s workers’ compensation law to benefit first responders, including those who became ill after volunteering at the World Trade Center site in the days after 9/11.   “Any first responder whose career has been cut short because of