New Jersey Appeals Court Spares Eviction of 89-Year Old Blind Man

Posted by May 21, 2013

In an unpublished decision issued on May 21, 2013, a New Jersey appeals court held that a landlord was not entitled to evict his residential tenant, an 89-year old blind man with diabetes, because of the tenant's refusal to sign a new lease.  Ochieng v. Bloss, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-0703-12T2. This decision ... Read More.

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The Problem with Our Judicial System

Posted by May 16, 2013

I couldn't find a better example to illustrate the problem with our judicial system.  In a recently unpublished decision of the New Jersey Appellate Division,  Hernandez v. North Jersey Neurosurgical Associates, Superior Court of New Jersey, Docket No. A-0890-12T2, the appeals court reversed a Hudson County trial judge's decision to enter defaul ... Read More.

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Blogger Not Required to Disclose Sources Under New Jersey Shield Law

Posted by April 23, 2013

NJ Shield Law Protects Politically Motivated Blogger In connection with a grand jury investigation undertaken by the Union County Prosecutor's Office about possible misuse of generators by public officials during Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey Superior Court judge granted a blogger's motion to quash a prosecutor's subpoena seeking to compel the blo ... Read More.

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Appeals Court Shuts Classroom Door on Teacher For Posting Derogatory Facebook Comments

Posted by March 15, 2013

In an unpublished decision issued on January 11, 2013, a NJ appeals court upheld the firing of a first-grade teacher in the Paterson school district who called her students "future criminals" in a Facebook post. In the Matter of the Tenure Hearing of Jennifer O'Brien, Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-2452-11T4. This ca ... Read More.

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