New Jersey Supreme Court News

N.J. High Court Finds That Res Judicata Barred Plaintiff’s UM Bad Faith Claim, Not the Entire Controversy Doctrine

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently differentiated between the “entire controversy doctrine” and the doctrine of res judicata in determining whether the insured’s bad faith claim arising out of an uninsured motorist situation was barred. The insured was injured in …

New Jersey High Court Upholds Reliability of Alcotest

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the breath test used in drunken driving cases. Wednesday’s order by the court upholds the use of Alcotest, which replaced the Breathalyzer more than a decade ago. The test has been …

New Jersey High Court Rules Against Homeowners in Dune Dispute

A New Jersey town can present evidence of the benefits of building dunes as storm barriers when homeowners with beachfront properties seek compensation for losing their ocean views, the state’s highest court ruled. The Borough of Harvey Cedars on Long …

New Jersey Court Dismisses Emotional Distress Claim Related to Pet Mauling

A loving pet may be worth more than the cost of replacing it but seeing a dog suffer a violent death is not the same as witnessing a close human relative be killed, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. …