Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Divison News

New Jersey court affirms dismissal of sexual harassment suit, citing arbitration agreement

By Charmaine Little | Oct 16, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division dismissed a woman’s sexual harassment claims against a former employer, backing a lower court’s ruling that an arbitration agreement is enforceable on Aug. 23.

Parents win appeal against Hackensack University Medical Center in wrongful death suit

By Charmaine Little | Oct 4, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Judge Francis J. Vernoia of the Superior Court of New Jersey's Appellate Division reversed a lower court’s decision Sept. 24 to dismiss a medical malpractice lawsuit against Hackensack University Medical Center following a 4-year-old’s death.

N.J. appeals court rules for Kia Sephia owners, reversing trial court judge in $6.33M brakes class action

By Chandra Lye | Jul 24, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Owners of a Kia Sephia model vehicle are entitled to financial compensation due to a faulty brake system, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division decided.

New Jersey court affirms Workers' Comp liens apply in police officer’s med-mal suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 9, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division issued a ruling on June 20 standing behind a Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division ruling that a police officer who alleged medical malpractice after being injured on the job must pay a lien regardless of his award.

New Jersey court reverses rulings in non-consensual towing cases

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Questions of how far a towing company can go in charging customers who did not consent to the towing of their vehicles were answered in the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division on June 14.

Grocery store chain successful against wrongful death lawsuit; Woman died after hitting cash register station in motorized cart

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has upheld a summary judgment ruling in favor of Shop-Rite Supermarkets Inc. in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Merck & Co. shareholder can't access certain files, New Jersey appeals court decides

By Charmaine Little | Jun 20, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder was unable to prove he had the right to certain documents in a New Jersey court.

New Jersey court rules out-of-state residents can request New Jersey records

By Amanda Thomas | May 29, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A three-judge panel for the Superior Court of New Jersey has ruled that people residing outside of the state can request public records.

Conflicting testimony creates new trial for med-mal plaintiff in New Jersey

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 26, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit involving a doctor who was alleged to have prescribed a drug that partially paralyzed a woman.

Not enough proof that dropped plate at Cheesecake Factory caused woman's eye injuries

By Kristin Emery | Mar 22, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who claimed a glass shard from a shattered dish injured her eye lost her appeal March 14 in a lawsuit against The Cheesecake Factory.

New Jersey court upholds $225 million settlement regarding Bayway Refinery

By Chandra Lye | Feb 21, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – An appeals court has upheld a settlement between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and ExxonMobil over damaged sites at the Bayway Refinery.

Jersey Central Power & Light loses appeal of $650,000 verdict to woman who fell in hole

By Dee Thompson | Dec 28, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling awarding $650,000 in damages to a homeowner who fell in a hole left by a power company worker on her property.

Cigar Emporium loses appeal tied to New Jersey township smoking ordinance

By Carrie Salls | Dec 6, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Sparroween LLC, which does business as Cigar Emporium, and Richard Yanuzzi lost their fight against the Township of West Caldwell's municipal smoking ordinance when the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a lower court ruling in a Nov. 14 opinion.

New Jersey court overturns decision in breach of contract case, states safeguards weren't followed

By David Hutton | Nov 30, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has overturned a lower court’s ruling in a breach of contract case, saying a judge's sanction was imposed improperly.

New Jersey court rules that legal malpractice suit is barred by entire controversy doctrine

By Angela Underwood | Nov 1, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey malpractice action is barred by the entire controversy doctrine, according to the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division.

Woman, hit by bus in New Jersey while walking down street, gets new shot at trial

By Russell Boniface | Sep 20, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has reversed summary judgment by a lower court against a passenger hit by a commuter bus.

N.J. court rules for plaintiff in med-mal case that might end up at Supreme Court

By Dee Thompson | Aug 23, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A medical malpractice case involving a botched gallbladder surgery may be headed to the New Jersey Supreme Court after an appellate court ruled for the plaintiff.

N.J. court affirms dismissal of False Claims Act lawsuit against credit card processors

By John Sammon | Jul 31, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged credit card processors had evaded state fees and violated the state’s False Claims Act.

New Jersey appeals court overturns quantum meruit jury verdict

By Chandra Lye | Apr 18, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – The appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey on April 10 reversed the decision of a jury in a construction case that involved the awarding of damages under a quantum meruit theory.

Flightsafety International Inc. loses appeal, ex-employee awarded $83,000 in back pay

By Laura Halleman | Mar 13, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) –  A flight instructor who filed a disability discrimination and retaliatory discharge claim against his employer, Flightsafety International Inc., was awarded back pay of $83,000 by a New Jersey trial court.

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