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Shown here are important cases and recent decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court along with various items of interest.

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What's the Penalty for Laptop Theft?

Oct 15 2018
Stealing a laptop comes in so many forms: breaking into a car or a home, or simply grabbing one that is in plain sight from an unsuspecting, or tuned-out, owner. What's the crime for laptop theft? That depends on the jurisdiction and the laptop, but some states are saying......

When Is It Too Late to Challenge a Traffic Ticket?

Oct 15 2018
You didn't think you were speeding. You definitely had your blinker on. And there's no way you rolled through that stop sign without stopping. But here you are, pulled over on the side of the road, with an officer writing you a traffic ticket. She's probably explaining your legal options......

Harry Potter Amusement Park Ride Lawsuit Settles

Oct 15 2018
Tommy Fry was stuck on the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Universal Studios Orlando for about an hour back in 2015, when the ride he and his two sons were on malfunctioned. Fry claimed to have been suspended upside down for this time, though the facts......

Michigan Man Found Guilty of Assault for Shooting at Teen Asking for Directions

Oct 15 2018
Homeowners generally have the right to defend themselves and their property in their own home. Specifically, the so-called "castle doctrine" says that a homeowner does not have a duty to retreat if they are in their home, though state laws may limit the amount of force allowed and require that......

Walmart to Pay $65M Settling Lawsuit Over Cashier Seating

Oct 15 2018
Walmart cashiers in California won a landmark victory in their class action suit, Brown v. Walmart, for the right to take a seat. Though denying any wrongdoing in this nine-year-old federal case, Walmart agreed to pay $65 million to nearly 100,000 current and former cashiers, preventing the case from......

Airport Safety Whistleblower Wins Settlement

Oct 15 2018
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is out nearly three-quarters of a million dollars for failing to listen to one of its manager's safety complaints, and then retaliating against him when slapped with a Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) safety violation.The airport was hit with with a $735,000 penalty by the FAA......

Protect Yourself From Liability This Halloween Night

Oct 15 2018
Trick or treaters may be descending on your home in droves once the sun sets this Halloween. You may think you have your bases covered with candy and a lit Jack O' Lantern. But before you sit back on the sofa and wait for the doorbell to start ringing,......

What Is the Airline Passengers With Disabilities Bill of Rights?

Oct 12 2018
Last week, President Donald Trump signed a package of legislation regarding the Federal Aviation Authority, including a landmark effort to protect the rights of passengers with disabilities on airlines. The Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights will increase civil penalties for bodily harm to passengers with disabilities or damage......

Student Challenges 'Play Up, Stay Up' Rule, Claiming Sex Discrimination

Oct 12 2018
According to a Kentucky sixth-grader's lawsuit, a rule that limits the movement of boys (but not girls) basketball players between class-delineated teams violates equal protection laws and Title IX. Under the so-called "play up, stay up" rule, male students who play for a higher grade team can never play for......

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