In Cardali v. Cardali (A-25-22/087340) (Decided August 8, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey clarified what is needed to obtain discovery in a motion seeking to terminate or suspend alimony payment. Under the court’s decision, a movant need not present evidence on all of the cohabitation factors in order
In State v. Stephen A. Zadroga (A-22-22/087156) (Decided August 9, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that double jeopardy did not bar the retrial of defendant Stephen A. Zadroga. In reaching its decision, the court declined to adopt a per se rule that whenever a mistrial follows the
In Crisitello v. St. Theresa School (A-63-20) (085213) (Decided August 14, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a Catholic school could terminate a teacher for having premarital sex. According to the state’s highest court, the termination was legal under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (LAD) “religious
In State v. Quintin D. Watson (A-23-22/087251) (Decided August 2, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that first-time in-court identifications may only be conducted when there is good reason for them. In addition, before attempting to conduct a first-time in-court identification, the State must give fair notice to
In State v. Rami A. Amer (A-9-22/086950) (Decided July 3, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey clarified defendants’ speedy trial rights under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD), an interstate compact addressing the transfer of a prisoner from the jurisdiction in which he is incarcerated to another jurisdiction in
In State v. Cornelius C. Cohen (A-50-21/084493) (Decided June 22, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that the odor of marijuana in a vehicle did not authorizes a search of the engine compartment and trunk under the automobile exception to the warrant requirement. Facts of State v. Cohen
In Facebook v. State, (A-61-21; A-7-22/087054) (June 29, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that Facebook can’t be compelled to provide the prospective communications of two users based only on probable cause. Citing the heightened privacy protections involved, the court unanimously held that the state’s wiretap act applies.
In Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC v. Township of Neptune, (A-63-21/085719) (Decided June 30, 2023), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC(Gannett) was not owed attorney’s fees in its records dispute with the Township of Neptune. The court unanimously declined to adopt an exception