Employment/Volunteer Fire Department

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26th Feb 2019

In the matter of Kocanowski v. Township of Bridgewater, the NJ Supreme Court in February of 2019 ruled that a volunteer fire fighter who was not otherwise gainfully employed was still entitled to temporary disability benefits after being injured while … more

27th Jan 2015

Warrantless Search under the Emergency Aid Doctrine Can police search a suspect’s home without a warrant if they believe that the individual is critically injured inside the dwelling? The Appellate Division thought so given the facts of a recent stabbing … more

In 2003, Naquan O’Neil was tried for murder and aggravated manslaughter. His attorneys asserted that he was not guilty of murder because he acted in self-defense but did not assert self-defense to the charge of manslaughter. At the time, self-defense … more

20th Jan 2015

THE DEFENDANT CAN BE COMPELLED TO APPEAR FOR SENTENCING  The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that the trial judge has the authority to compel the defendant to appear for sentencing. The family of the murdered victim in the matter … more

A WARRANT IS NOW REQUIRED TO WITHDRAW BLOOD The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in the matter of Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S. Ct. 1552 that in most cases a warrant is required to withdraw blood of one suspected of … more