Tag: NJ

NJ Supreme Court Sides with Insurer in Product Liability Case Involving Amputation

In Norman International Inc. et al. v. Admiral Insurance Co.(A-24-21/086155) (Decided August 10, 2022), the Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld Admiral Insurance Co.’s denial of coverage to a window coverings company, concluding that the insurer properly relied on a policy exclusion. According to the court, the policy’s broad and

NJ Supreme Court Rules Condo Dispute Must be Resolved Via Arbitration

In Crystal Point Condominium Association, Inc. v. Kinsale Insurance Company (A-76-20/085606) (Decided July 18, 2022), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that a condominium association must use arbitration to pursue its insurance coverage claims seeking to recover default judgements against two contractors. According to the court, Crystal Point Condominium

NJ Supreme Court Rejects Calls for Automatic Qualified Immunity Appeals

NJ Supreme Court Rejects Calls for Automatic Qualified Immunity Appeals

Police officers accused of misconduct do not have an automatic right to appeal an order denying qualified immunity in an action under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act (NJCRA), according to a recent decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Rather, a defendant seeking to challenge a trial court’s

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Initial Rules Are Here, Now What?

The Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s Initial Rules Are Here, Now What?

On August 20, 2021, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC or Commission) released its much-anticipated initial rules, which will govern the cultivation, manufacture, and sale of recreational cannabis in the state. The rules became effective upon filing with the Office of Administrative Law and will be in effect for

NJ Appeals Court Highlights Importance of Timeliness When Challenging Planning Board Decisions

Federal District Court Strikes Down New Jersey Cemetery Act

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently struck down the New Jersey Cemetery Act. In Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery Association v. Twp. of Readington, the federal court ruled that the statute, which empowers municipalities to consent to new cemeteries within their borders, is unconstitutionally vague.  

NJ Appeals Court Again Upholds Denial of Digital Billboard on New Jersey Turnpike

NJ Appeals Court Again Upholds Denial of Digital Billboard on New Jersey Turnpike

Digital billboards continue to spur land use litigation in New Jersey. In Klein Outdoor Advertising, Inc. v. City of Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a zoning board’s decision to deny an application to construct a digital billboard on property

School Boards Exempt from New Jersey’s Latest Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings

School Boards Exempt from New Jersey’s Latest Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings

With COVID-19 cases again spiking in New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an executive order imposing tighter restrictions on public gatherings. Pursuant to Executive Order 196, the limit of people gathering indoors will be decreased from 25 to 10. Of particular interest to New Jersey school boards, the Executive