Topic: Public Entity

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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Employment and The Use of Medical Marijuana

By: Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq. New Jersey’s medical marijuana program went into effect in 2007.  Since that time, more than 11,000 persons have been issued ID cards under The Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (“Act’) permitting them to use medicinal marijuana and to obtain the drug at one of the state’s five (5) marijuana […]

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