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2010-03-30 15:30:00

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Supreme Court today held that an employee who exchanged e-mail messages with her lawyer through her personal, password-protected, web-based e-mail account could reasonably expect that the communications would remain private and confidential, and that sending and receiving them using a company laptop did not eliminate the attorney-client privilege that protected them. By reading e-mails that were at...

2009-08-31 18:42:14

Authorities in New Jersey said a 30-inch alligator was captured in the town of Sparta while a larger gator remained on the loose in Trenton. Sparta police said a man discovered the 30-inch reptile behind the grill on his deck while preparing for a barbecue Aug. 22, the Morris County (N.J.) Daily Record reported Monday. The alligator was captured by an animal control officer and turned over to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. Authorities said they have not yet determined the origins of...

2009-02-20 12:11:00

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcus Rayner, Executive Director of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance, today issued the following statement in reaction to the New Jersey Supreme Court's ruling in Bosland v. Warnock Dodge Inc., which resolved the question of whether consumers are required to ask merchants for a refund before filing a lawsuit under the Consumer Fraud Act: "The Court's ruling in this case is yet another blow to common sense in New Jersey. This decision makes New...

2009-02-05 13:58:58

A union has the right to display an inflatable balloon in the shape of a rat during protests, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court found that an ordinance in Lawrence, N.J., banning inflatable signs isn't content-neutral because it allows businesses to use them for grand openings. The case began in 2005 when Local 269 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers protested outside Gold's Gym because of a dispute with a contractor working there. The union took a...

2008-09-08 18:00:04

By - The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. - Cries for help inside a Trenton, N.J., home turned out to be for the birds. Neighbors called police Wednesday morning after hearing a woman's persistent cry of "Help me! Help me!" coming from a house. Officers arrived and when no one answered the door, they kicked it in to make a rescue. But instead of a damsel in distress, officers found a caged cockatoo with a convincing call. It wasn't the first time the 10-year-old bird named Luna said...

2008-08-26 03:00:31

By Report A Jewish police officer could sue his department for maintaining a hostile work environment based on derogatory comments and jokes about his religion by supervisors and colleagues, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a jury verdict. The plaintiff worked for a municipal police department. He alleged that his supervisors made anti-Semitic jokes and comments in his presence. While he conceded that the comments may have been poor attempts at humor, he found them...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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