Upcoming Cases on NJ Supreme Court Case Docket
A-34-10 O Builders & Associates, Inc. v. Yuna Corp. of NJ d/b/a Baden Baden Restaurant (066490)
Did the prior consultation between the defendant and plaintiff’s attorney create a conflict that required the attorney to be disqualified from representing plaintiff in this litigation?
Certification granted 10/28/10
A-27-10 Peter Risko v. Thompson Muller Automotive Group t/a Hammonton Chrysler Jeep Dodge (066502)
In this wrongful death case arising from a slip-and-fall, did the cumulative effect of plaintiff’s attorney’s comments during summation, including telling the jury that they would be “ignoring the law” if they had an issue with “a million dollar case,” violate the prohibition against suggesting a verdict?
Leave to appeal granted 10/21/10
A-23-10 In the Matter of Opinion No. 12-08 of the Supreme Court Committee on Extrajudicial Activities (066271)
Consistent with the Canons of Judicial Conduct, can a part-time municipal court judge be actively engaged in an entertainment career as a comedian?
Petition for review granted 10/08/10
A-7-10 Too Much Media, LLC v. Shellee Hale (066074)
Is this blogger, who operated a website she claimed was intended for investigative reporting on issues of public importance, and who posted information about plaintiffs on another website’s bulletin board, a journalist entitled to the protections of New Jersey’s Shield Law and the First Amendment?
Leave to appeal granted 9/10/10