Plaintiff Failed to Explain the Untimeliness of His Demand for Trial De Novo

Michael Torres v. T.U.C.S. Cleaning Serv. Docket No. A-0682-20                                                                                                                Decided September 19, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Court of New Jersey affirmed the trial court’s ruling and reasoned that the plaintiff had failed to explain the untimeliness of his demand for trial…

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Reversed: Denial of Defendant’s Motion to Sever Sexual Abuse Allegation Trial

State v. Karl Smith Appellate Docket No.: A-5557-17 Decided April 19, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Sex Crime Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark In a recent published decision, the Appellate Division reversed the denial of defendant’s motion to sever trials, pertaining to sexual abuse allegations against his daughter and defendant’s girlfriend’s daughter on separate occasions. In State v.…

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Final Restraining Order (FRO) Affirmed Against Defendant After the Court Found Defendant Threatened to Burn Down Plaintiff’s House

Z.A.S.C. v. A.C.C. Docket No. 0810-20 Decided March 30, 2022 Submitted by New Jersey Family Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished decision the Appellate Division of New Jersey affirmed a trial court’s entry of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) against defendant after the Court found defendant threatened to burn down plaintiff’s house. In Z.A.S.C., the…

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Trial Court’s Denial of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) Decision REVERSED For Failing to Recuse Himself for Appearing to Be Biased

M.G.S. v. K.F. Docket No. A-0480-20 Decided August 25, 2021 Submitted by New Jersey Family Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark. In a recent unpublished decision the Appellate Division of New Jersey reversed a trial court’s denial of a Final Restraining Order (FRO) for failing to recuse himself for appearing to be biased. In M.G.S., the parties’ longtime relationship…

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State v. Almonte – Prior Bad Acts

Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark Appellate Docket No.: A-0536-18 Decided July 27, 2021 In a recent unpublished opinion, the Appellate Division of New Jersey reviewed whether possession of a weapon is excluded evidence for prior bad acts when under investigation of a robbery attempt. In State v. Almonte, Agent Chapman testified that during…

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