Claim Against City of Newark Due to Failure to Provide Police Protection Barred by Immunity under Tort Claims Act

By: Jack Hagerty, Law Clerk On August 4, 2012, plaintiff, Patricia Ruff, was walking with her daughter and grandchildren to a reunion hosted by Hayes Home Family Organization (Hayes) at the West Kinney Vocational High School playground in Newark, New Jersey, when disaster struck. Plaintiff was shot by an unknown assailant. Plaintiff later sued Newark […]

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Public Entity Defeats Lawsuit Seeking Attorney’s Fees in OPRA Case

By:  Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. On April 24, 2017, the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County, denied a plaintiff’s request for attorney’s fees under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) in the case Grieco v. Borough of Haddon Heights. The Court determined that the public entity inadvertently omitted a record in response to the plaintiff’s […]

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An Easy Pill to Swallow: How New Jersey’s New Opioid Legislation Will Impact Workers’ Compensation

Written By: Daniela C. Vizcarra, Esq. In an effort to address the state-wide opioid addiction public health crisis, Governor Christie recently signed Senate Bill 3 into law, which becomes effective on May 16, 2017.  The controversial bill, categorized as one of the nation’s most aggressive anti-opioid laws, limits the prescription of opioids and mandates drug-addicted […]

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