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Supreme Court Agendas Court Year 2014-2015

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May 6, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-55-14 Christopher Burgos v. State of New Jersey (075736)
In these consolidated matters challenging the State’s failure to make the full payment into the public pension funds for FY 2015, as required by N.J.S.A. 43:3C-9.5 ("Chapter 78"), did the trial court correctly conclude that the reduction of the State’s contributions violated plaintiffs’ constitutionally-protected contractual rights, that the State’s justification for that violation was inadequate, and that neither Chapter 78 nor the trial court’s adjudication of the matter, including remedy, conflicted with constitutional provisions including the Debt Limitation Clause, the Appropriations Clause, and the Governor’s line-item veto authority?

April 28, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-22-14 State v. James Buckner (074390)
Does N.J.S.A. 43:6A-13(b), which authorizes the recall of retired judges for temporary service, violate provisions of the New Jersey State Constitution?

A-103-13 Juan Soto v. Peter Bednarczuk (074125)
Did plaintiff’s inability to locate and serve defendant present exceptional circumstances to warrant vacating the administrative dismissal of his claims for lack of prosecution?

1:00 p.m.

A-50-14 State v. Aakash A. Dalal (075325)
Where the charges against defendant include conspiracy to murder an assistant county prosecutor, and the State’s proffered evidence included defendant’s alleged threat to kill the presiding judge in that county, were all of the vicinage judges required to be recused?

A-71/72/73-13 Honorable Dana L. Redd v. Vance Bowman (073567)
Was this petition-initiated ordinance (which would have required the City of Camden to maintain its municipal police department) invalid, such that it could not be placed on the ballot, because it created an undue restraint on the future exercise of municipal legislative power?

2:00 p.m.

D-26-14/D-74-14 In the matter of Steven E. Savage (075177/075518)

April 27, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-62-13 State v. Julius Smith (073059)
Should the trial court have granted defendant’s motion for a mistrial or, alternatively, granted a continuance to allow defendant to investigate the newly discovered evidence revealed during trial?

A-111-13 State v. Thomas Shannon (074315)
When police make an arrest in good-faith reliance on a seemingly valid arrest warrant, must evidence arising from a search incident to the arrest be suppressed if the warrant is later discovered to be invalid due to a clerical error?

1:00 p.m.

A-104-13 Thomas DeMarco v. Sean Robert Stoddard, D.P.M. (073949)
Where a medical malpractice insurance policy is voided based on a fraudulent application, must the issuer of the voided policy pay liability claims of third parties, and, if so, what is the amount of coverage?

A-109-13 Department of Children and Families v. E.D.-O. (073916)
Did a parent fail to exercise the minimum degree of care required by N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.21(c)(4)(b) when she left her nineteen-month-old child unattended in a motor vehicle while she entered a nearby store?

April 14, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-9-14 State v. William L. Witt (074468)
Did the automobile exception to the warrant requirement, as articulated in State v. Pena-Flores, 198 N.J. 6 (2009), apply to permit the search of defendant’s vehicle and seizure of the handgun from the console?

A-79/80-13 State v. Evan Reece (073284)
Were police officers permitted to enter defendant's residence pursuant to the emergency aid doctrine, and could defendant be charged with resisting arrest or obstructing the administration of law under the circumstances presented?

1:00 p.m.

A-114-13 H.S.P. v. J.K. (074241)
In the context of an uncontested custody action seeking factual findings that will serve as a basis for Special Immigrant Juvenile status under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, U.S.C. § 1101-1537, did the lower courts err in determining that the petitioner had not established that “reunification with one or both of the immigrant’s parents is not viable”?

A-117-13 K.G. v. M.S. (074527)
In the context of an uncontested custody action seeking factual findings that will serve as a basis for Special Immigrant Juvenile status under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, U.S.C. § 1101-1537, did the lower courts err in determining that the petitioner had not established that “reunification with one or both of the immigrant’s parents is not viable”?

April 13, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-81-13 Nuwave Investment Corp. v. Hyman Beck & Co. (073551)
Following the Court’s decision in W.J.A. v. D.A., 210 N.J. 229 (2012), may presumed damages be awarded in a defamation action where actual damages are proven, and, if so, may presumed damages be awarded in more than a nominal amount?   Does the holding of W.J.A. v. D.A. apply retroactively?

A-118-11 State v. Ra-King J. Allen, Sr. (069823)
Under the circumstances of this case, was it proper for the police officer to conduct a warrantless search of items in the trunk of a car that was in the process of being impounded? 

1:30 p.m.

A-51-13 Gaskill v. CITI Mortgage, Inc. (071804)
Where a judgment creditor does not receive actual notice of the debtor’s bankruptcy petition or discharge in bankruptcy, may equitable principles be applied to toll the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:16-49.1, which allows the debtor to cancel a lien after one year has elapsed since the date of the discharge in bankruptcy?

A-86-13 State v. Duquene Pierre (072859)
Was defendant’s trial counsel ineffective for failing to fully investigate defendant’s alibi?

March 17, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-101-13 John Ross v. Karen A. Lowitz (074200)
Where leaking oil migrated onto plaintiff’s property, did plaintiff have a viable nuisance action against his neighbor based on the neighbor’s failure to mitigate the contamination within a reasonable amount of time, and, where the neighbor’s insurance companies acknowledged an obligation to clean up plaintiff’s land, should plaintiff have been considered a third party beneficiary of the insurance contract?

1 p.m.

A-99-13 Janice J. Prioleau v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc.(074040)
Under the circumstances presented in this personal injury action, did defendants’ business practice or “mode of operation” create the hazardous condition (i.e., a wet floor) such that plaintiff was relieved of proving that defendants had actual or constructive notice of the condition?

A-6-14 State v. Elise N. Munafo (074142)
Is an essential element of the offense of endangering a helpless victim, N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1.2(a), that a defendant’s flight from the scene increased the risk that further harm would come to the victim left in a vulnerable state?

2 p.m.

D-21-14 In the matter of Arthur E. Swidler (075123)

March 16, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-89-13 Estate of Myroslava Kotsovska v. Saul Liebman (073861)
Should the trial court have transferred this wrongful death and survival action to the Division of Workers' Compensation for a determination of the decedent's employment status where defendant raised the workers' compensation bar as an affirmative defense?

A-88-13 Eric Morillo v. Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officer Alexander Torres (073978)
Are defendants (Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers) entitled to qualified immunity because an objectively reasonable officer would have believed that probable cause existed to arrest and detain plaintiff?

1 p.m.

A-95-13 Cuiyun Qian v. Toll Brothers, Inc. (073982)
Does Luchejko v. City of Hoboken, 207 N.J. 191 (2011), which held that a condominium complex was not liable for injuries sustained on a sidewalk abutting a public street, apply to injuries sustained on an interior sidewalk in a private residential community?

March 3, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-67-13 Citizens United Reciprocal Exchange v. Sabrina A. Perez (073384)
Where a basic automobile insurance policy is voided based on a fraudulent application, must the issuer of the voided policy pay liability claims of innocent third parties, and, if so, must those payments comport with the mandatory minimum liability insurance coverage provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:6A-3?

A-96-13 State v. Michael A. Maltese (073584)
Where the police recorded defendant’s “off-the-record” confession to a family member, was the defendant’s subsequent confession to investigators admissible under the circumstances presented?

1 p.m.

A-98-13 Anna Mae Cashin v. Marisela Bello (073215)
Does the subsection of the Anti-Eviction Act that governs conduct by an "owner of a building of three residential units or less” apply to plaintiff, the owner of a garage-apartment that is on the same premises as a main building containing five additional units?

A-85-13 Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association v. Board of Education of the Bridgewater-Raritan School (073873)
Were these teachers entitled to tenure as a matter of law or equity under the circumstances presented?

2 p.m.

D-41-14 In the matter of Douglas R. Arntsen (075284)

March 2, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-105/106-13 State v. William Roseman and Lori Lewin (073674)
Under the circumstances presented, should defendants have been permitted to apply for pretrial intervention (PTI) near the eve of trial, and, if so, was there a sufficient basis to admit defendants to PTI over the prosecutor’s objection?

A-78-13 State v. Humfrey A. Musa (073268)
Where a juror failed to appear for a second day of deliberations, did the trial court err in substituting a replacement without first exploring with the remaining jurors why the absent juror may have failed to return, and was an identification instruction required under the circumstances?

1 p.m.

A-84-13 In the Matter of the Expungement Petition of J.S. (073376)
Did the defendant’s two offenses constitute one continuous criminal event or “spree” such that he was eligible for expungement where the offenses were charged in one indictment and involved similar drug-related acts committed in a single week?

A-2-14 In the Matter of the Expungement of the Criminal Record of G.P.B. (074541)
Do multiple crimes committed over the course of two days constitute “a crime” for expungement purposes within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 2C:52-2(a), as opposed to “prior or subsequent crime[s],” which would preclude the expungement of any or all of them?

Feb. 3, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-93-13 Bruce Kaye v. Alan P. Rosefielde (073353)
Did the Appellate Division err by affirming the trial court’s holding that economic damages are a necessary prerequisite for disgorgement of the employee’s salary?

A-94-13 IMO Registrant N.B. (073613)
Under the circumstances presented, was the registrant eligible for the "sole sex offense" exemption from the Internet Registry requirement of Megan's Law?

2 p.m.

D-42-14 In the Matter of Michael D. Halbfish (075285)

Feb. 2, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-87-13 Manuel Guaman v. Jennifer Velez (073371)
Was the State permitted to terminate Medicaid benefits for adult legal aliens who did not meet the federal five-year residency requirement set forth in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, 8 U.S.C.A. § 1601 to 1646?

A-97-13 State v. Kingkamau Nantambu (073589)
In this criminal proceeding in which the State seeks to introduce a recorded conversation between defendant and a cooperating witness, does the inadvertent failure to record a portion of the conversation require the suppression of the entire recording?

1 p.m.

A-69-13 State v. Dontae Hathaway (073770)
Was it proper to suppress evidence of a handgun obtained during a warrantless search of a hotel room under the circumstances of this case, which included, among other things, an unidentified victim’s face-to-face report to hotel security officers that he was robbed at gunpoint on a particular floor of the hotel?

A-92-13 State v. Duran C. Keaton (073564)
Should the evidence discovered by a police officer who entered defendant’s overturned vehicle to obtain credentials be suppressed under the circumstances presented?

Jan. 21, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-82-13 State v. K.P.S.; State v. C.L. (073307)
Did the Appellate Division err in applying the law of the case doctrine to preclude review of suppression issues raised by defendant, where the triggering order relied upon by the panel was a prior Appellate Division decision affirming the conviction of a co-defendant?

11:30 a.m.

A-77-13 Robert Occhifinto v. Olivo Construction Co., LLC (073174)
Under the circumstances presented in this appeal, were plaintiffs entitled to attorney’s fees as successful claimants pursuant to Rule 4:42-9(1)(6)?

NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING ARGUMENT HAS BEEN ADJOURNED – DATE TO BE DETERMINED

A-81-13 Nuwave Investment Corp. v. Hyman Beck & Co. (073551)
Following the Court’s decision in W.J.A. v. D.A., 210 N.J. 229 (2012), may presumed damages be awarded in a defamation action where actual damages are proven, and, if so, may presumed damages be awarded in more than a nominal amount? Does the holding of W.J.A. v. D.A. apply retroactively?

Jan. 20, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-65/66-13 Joel S. Lippman, M.D. v. Ethicon, Inc. (073324)
Can employees who are responsible for monitoring and reporting on employer compliance with relevant laws and regulations – so-called “watchdog employees” – seek whistleblower protection under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq., and, if so, under what circumstances?

1 p.m.

A-74/75-13 State v. Jamil McKinney (073070)
Was the trial court’s jury instruction on first-degree robbery improper, and, if so, did it require reversal of defendant’s conviction for armed robbery?

A-76-13 State v. Al-Tariq-Wardrick (073078)
Did the Appellate Division err in affirming defendant’s conviction in light of another panel’s reversal of his co-defendant’s conviction arising out of the same trial and alleged error, and did the trial court err in failing to set aside defendant’s conviction for first-degree robbery?

Jan. 6, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

M-392-14 I/M/O Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 and 5:97 by The New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (067126)
Motion in aid of litigant’s rights filed by Fair Share Housing Center, pursuant to Rule 1:10-3

1 p.m.

A-56-13 State v. Terrell Hubbard (073539)
Was it appropriate under the circumstances for the Appellate Division to rely on its independent review of the video recording of defendant’s statement to reverse the trial court’s order suppressing that statement?

A-83-13 State v. Marc Olivero (073364)
Was the fenced-in parking lot of a manufacturing facility a “structure” within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2, such that the defendant could be convicted of burglary?

2 p.m.

D-145-13 In the matter of John G. Koufos (074675)

Jan. 5, 2015 [+]

10 a.m.

A-64-13 State v. Ricky Wright (073137)
Did the third-party intervention doctrine apply under these circumstances to allow police to search this private residence without a warrant?

A-59-13 L.A. and The Horace Mann Ins. Co. v. Bd. of Edu. of the City of Trenton (073401)
Was there sufficient evidence presented that this employee’s inappropriate contact with a student was not undertaken in the course of his employment such that the Board of Education was not obligated to indemnify the employee for his costs in defending a civil action pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:16-6?


1 p.m.

A-70-13 Allstate New Jersey Ins. Co. v. Gregorio Lajara (073511)
Is there is a right to a jury trial in a private action brought under the Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (IFPA), N.J.S.A. 17:33A-1 to -30?

A-61-13 State v. Darien Weston (073032)
Was defendant’s right to a fair trial violated when the jury was allowed unrestricted access to the videotaped statements of two eyewitnesses during deliberations?

Dec. 3, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-91-13 State v. Timothy Adkins (073803)
Should the defendant's blood test results be suppressed in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct. 1552, 185 L.Ed.2d 696 (2013), which held that there is no per se rule of exigency in drunk driving cases?

A-38-12 State v. Kenneth W. Verpent (071272)
Did the trial court err in denying defendant’s motion to suppress the results of the urine test; did the trial court abuse its discretion in admitting certain expert testimony that was allegedly beyond the scope of the expert’s qualifications; and did the trial court impermissibly allow expert testimony on the ultimate issue of fact?

1 p.m.

A-7-14 State v. Eric B. Obugyei (073719)
Was defendant’s fourteen-year sentence for kidnapping illegal under the circumstances presented?

A-53-13 Grabowsky v. Twp. of Montclair (073142)
Were these municipal officials disqualified from voting on this redevelopment ordinance because of their membership in a church located on property that is next to the site to be redeveloped?

Dec. 2, 2014 [+]

11:30 a.m.

A-60-13 Terry Kuchera v. Jersey Shore Family Health Center (073483)
Does this non-profit community outreach clinic have a charitable or educational purpose entitling it to absolute immunity under N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7, or is it organized exclusively for hospital purposes and therefore subject to a $250,000 limit on its liability pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-8?

1:30 p.m.

A-63-13 388 Route 22 Readington Realty v. Twp. of Readington (073322)
Did the defendant Township have adequate standards to guide it in determining whether to exercise its discretion to reallocate unused sewer rights?

Nov. 12, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-55-13 Griepenburg v. Twp. of Ocean (073290)
Was the municipality’s rezoning of plaintiffs’ property to an environmentally sensitive land use designation that required minimum lot sizes of 20 acres for residential development arbitrary and capricious?

A-49-13 State v. Edwin Urbina (073209)
In pleading guilty to the crime of aggravated manslaughter, did defendant’s assertion of facts implying that he acted in self-defense render the factual basis inadequate?

1 p.m.

A-52-13 Gnall v. Gnall (073321)
Was it appropriate for the Appellate Division to reverse the trial court’s award of limited duration alimony and to remand for consideration of permanent alimony under the circumstances of this case, which included a marriage of fifteen years?

Nov. 10, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-50-13 Maida v. Kuskin (073429)
Is a request that a guilty plea entered in municipal court not be evidential in any civil proceeding required to be made in open court at the time of the entry of the plea?

A-46-13 State v. John Tate (072754)
Did defendant’s admission during his plea allocution to cursing and using off-color language in such a way as to debauch a child’s morals provide an adequate factual basis to establish child neglect under N.J.S.A. 9:6-3?

1 p.m.

A-68-13 State v. Ivonne Saavedra (073793)
Can defendant be indicted for theft and official misconduct for taking confidential documents from her public employer, North Bergen Board of Education, to support her claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to -49, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14?

A-58-13 Joseph Vanderslice v. Harold Stewart (073362)
Under the circumstances presented, should the time period for filing a demand for a trial de novo following a non-binding arbitration be relaxed to permit a late filing by the County?

Oct. 21, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-2-13 Deborah F. Townsend v. Noah Pierre (072357)
Can the conclusion of plaintiff’s expert that overgrown bushes on the corner of the property were the proximate cause of the accident serve to defeat the property owners’ motion for summary judgment when the only witnesses’ deposition testimony was that the bushes did not obstruct the view?

A-41-13 State v. Julie Kuropchak (072718)
In this appeal challenging a conviction of driving while intoxicated, was it error to admit the documentary evidence and the Alcotest results, and was the observational evidence sufficient to sustain the conviction?

1 p.m.

A-47/48-13 State v. State v. James Grate; State v. Fuquan Cromwell (072750)
Does the “knowingly” mens rea requirement of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(e)(1), third-degree unlawful possession of a weapon at an education institution, apply to both the possession of the firearm and the presence at an educational institution; and did the trial court err in sentencing defendants to mandatory minimum terms?

2 p.m.

D-157-13 In the matter of Neil L. Gross (072470)

D-151-13 In the matter of Frank J. Cozzarelli (074742)

3 p.m.

Hearing on the Proposed State Court Fee Increases

Oct. 20, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-32/33-13 State v. David Pomianek, Jr. (072293)
Is the bias intimidation statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:16-1(a)(3), constitutional; and in proving a violation of the statute, is the State required to prove that the defendant had a biased intent?

A-42-13 Jarrell v. Kaul, M.D. (072363)
Could plaintiffs maintain a cause of action against a medical doctor for failure to disclose that he did not have malpractice insurance to cover the relevant procedure; and can plaintiffs maintain a cause of action against a medical facility that allowed the medical doctor to perform in the facility procedures for which the doctor does not have malpractice insurance?

1 p.m.

A-43/44-13 IMO Borough of Keyport v. Local 68 (072361)
Were these municipalities authorized to unilaterally impose temporary layoffs approved by the Civil Service Commission pursuant to N.J.S.A. 11A:8-1 to -4, or were the municipalities required to negotiate the layoffs pursuant to the New Jersey Employer-Employee Act, N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 to -30?

2 p.m.

D-119-13 In the matter of Andrew J. Brekus (074383)

D-122-13 In the matter of David Gray Christoffersen (074437)

Oct. 7, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-19/20-13 62-64 Main Street, L.L.C. v. Mayor and Council of the City of Hackensack (072699)
When designating private property as in need of redevelopment pursuant to sections 5(a), (b) and (d) of the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 to -73, must the municipality expressly find that the property is “blighted” pursuant to the Blighted Areas Clause of the New Jersey Constitution, art. VIII, § III, ¶ 1, and Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. v. Borough of Paulsboro, 191 N.J. 344 (2007)?

A-37-13 Fernandes v. DAR Development Co. (073001)
In this action by an employee against a third-party defendant for injuries sustained during a construction project, did the trial court err in refusing to charge the jury regarding the employee’s comparative negligence?

1 p.m.

A-39-13 State v. R.K. (072712)
Was defendant entitled to a new trial because the fresh-complaint testimony was excessively detailed and cumulative and admitted without a limiting instruction, as well as other errors?

A-45-13 State v. William A. Case, Jr. (072688)
Was defendant properly sentenced to a discretionary parole disqualifier under N.J.S.A. 2C:43-6(b)?

Oct. 6, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-15-13 State v. Bruce E. Lige (072327)
In a trial on the charge of receiving stolen property, what is the appropriate use of the history of the defendant’s other theft offenses to establish his knowledge that property was stolen under N.J.S.A. 2C:20-7?

A-40-13 State v. Tahir Gregory (072715)
Was defendant’s guilty plea sufficient to establish a factual basis for the crime of knowing possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within a school zone?

1 p.m.

A-38-13 Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Company (073248)
Does the general six-year statute of limitations established by N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 for damage to property apply to a private claim for contribution under the New Jersey Spill Compensation Control Act; and if so, did the discovery rule allow plaintiff to pursue claims for damages arising prior to the limitations period?

Sept. 24, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-3/4-13 State v. Michael Sumulikoski/State v. Artur Sopel (072957)
Does New Jersey have territorial jurisdiction to try New Jersey teachers who had sexual contact with New Jersey high school students in Germany while chaperoning a school trip?

A-34-13 Davis v. Husain (072425)
Was defendant entitled to a new trial as a result of the trial judge’s post-verdict, ex parte discussions with the jury during which one juror commented about defendant failing to place his hand on the bible while being sworn to testify?

1 p.m.

A-31-13 State v. James J. Revie (072600)
Is a defendant who is convicted of a third offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) more than ten years after his second DWI conviction entitled to a second step-down in sentencing under N.J.S.A. 39:4-50(a)(3) after having already received a step-down in sentencing on his second DWI conviction?

A-36-13 State v. K.S. (072608)
In rejecting defendant’s application for pre-trial intervention, did the prosecutor improperly rely on prior charges that had been dismissed to find that defendant had a history and propensity for violence and that he had engaged in a pattern of antisocial behavior?

Sept. 23, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-16/17-13 United Parcel Service Gen. Servs. Co. v. Director, Div. of Taxation (072421)
Are these business entities entitled to waiver of late payment penalties on the taxes assessed against them under the New Jersey's Corporation Business Tax Act, N.J.S.A. 54:10A-1 to -41, following an audit on certain intercompany transactions; and do tax amnesty penalties apply in these circumstances, and, if so, would their application be manifestly unjust or violate the taxpayers’ due process rights?

A-35-13 Aguas v. State of New Jersey (072467)
Were plaintiff’s allegations of violations of the Law Against Discrimination due to her supervisors’ sexual harassment/hostile work environment sufficient to survive the defendant’s motion for summary judgment?

1 p.m.

A-121/122/123/135-11 State v. Perini Corp. (070558)
When does the ten-year statute of repose, N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1.1, begin to run with respect to the alleged deficient design and construction of a hot water system built as part of the multi-phased construction of a prison facility?

2 p.m.

D-123-13 In the matter of Raymond A. Reddin, Judge of the Superior Court (074439)

D-124-13 In the matter of Gerald Keegan, Judge of the Municipal Court (074440)

Sept. 9, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-48-12 Augustine W. Badiali v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group (071931)
Under the circumstances presented, was the defendant insurer's rejection of an arbitration award on an uninsured motorist (UM) claim "fairly debatable," thereby barring the plaintiff insured from recovering counsel fees and other consequential damages?

A-54-12 Kwabena Wadeer v. New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. (072010)
Is plaintiff’s claim alleging his insurer acted in bad faith by failing to settle his uninsured motorist claim barred because he did not raise the bad faith claim in his earlier uninsured motorist action?

1 p.m.

A-24-13 N.J. Div. of Youth & Family Servs. v. Y.N. (072804)
Can a pregnant woman’s use of methadone pursuant to a drug addiction treatment program that caused harm to her newborn child be the basis for a finding of abuse and neglect?

2 p.m.

D-120-13 In the matter of Bennett E. Langman (074389)

D-126-13 In the matter of Scott P. Sigman (074489)

Sept. 8, 2014 [+]

10 a.m.

A-76-12 State v. T.J.M. (072419)
Did evidentiary errors and prosecutorial misconduct occur that cumulatively prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial in light of the weight of the evidence against him?

A-25-13 State v. Richard Perez (072624)
Did defendant provide an adequate factual basis in pleading guilty to the crime of child-luring, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6; and was defendant eligible for an extended term sentence as a result of his prior sentence of community supervision for life?

1 p.m.

A-125-11 Robert Dublirer v. 2000 Linwood Avenue Owners, Inc. (069154)
Does this co-op’s rule prohibiting solicitation and distribution of written information in the building violate article I, paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution?

A-12-13 State v. Joseph M. Jaffe (072259)
May a sentencing court consider mitigating evidence arising between defendant’s plea and the sentencing hearing?

2 p.m.

D-80-13 In the matter of  Matthew W. Woitkowski (074016)

D-96-13 In the matter of Marc D. Manoff (074188)

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