New Jersey Law News- 2006
 

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May 6 , 2006
When Gov. Jon Corzine recently proposed allowing self-service gasoline stations, hundreds of residents called and e-mailed him to oppose the idea. Corzine quickly dropped the proposal, which he said could lower pump prices about 5 cents per gallon. The governor didn't want his other legislative priorities, including his budget proposal, to get buried in the protests, he said.

May 6 , 2006
State police currently serve municipalities that are too small to have their own police department. Governor Jon Corzine believes the state would save over $20 billion each year if those towns started paying up. Victory Garndens Mayor Nanette Courtine says New Jersey would bill the town's 1,800 residents more than $300 annually.

May 1, 2006
Summaries of the cases the New Jersey Supreme Court is scheduled to hear today

April 27 , 2006
Gov. Jon Corzine wants to try allowing New Jersey drivers to pump their own gas as a way of holding down skyrocketing gasoline prices. Corzine also called today for a study of rolling back the top speed limit to 55 mph, and he plans to allow hybrid fuel vehicles to drive in the Turnpike's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

April 27 , 2006
Self-serve gas would finally come to New Jersey under a plan unveiled Thursday by Gov. Jon S. Corzine to help the state battle increasing gas prices. Expanded mass transit and additional carpooling incentives and pump inspections were among other ideas announced by the governor, who said his administration also is considering decreasing the state's maximum speed limit to 55 mph.

April 17 , 2006
A Senate environment panel will hear testimony this week on New Jersey's water supply, including contamination in Dover Township, and a proposed water tax.

April 14 , 2006
Authorities say Arthur Tiggs, 26, shot 27-year-old Lance Pettiford in the head outside the Cave Lounge on Halsey Street Sunday. According to investigators, Tiggs earlier told friends he wanted to celebrate his birthday by killing someone

April 14 , 2006
Hudson County narcotics officers locked up four accused drug dealers in Hoboken and Guttenberg and seized 360 grams of cocaine in a spin-off of the investigation that let to arrests and the seizure of up to 20,000 bags of heroin last month.

April 9 , 2006
A jury found Merck & Co. liable on Wednesday for one of two former Vioxx users' heart attacks in a split verdict that awarded $4.5 million in damages to one of the plaintiffs.

April 3 , 2006
McCarter & English to Merge With Gadsby Hannah. The deal, McCarter & English's largest acquisition yet, would create a firm of 430 lawyers in eight offices in seven states. Partners at both firms will vote on the merger in the next 30 to 60 days.

March 30, 2006
Nationally affiliated gangs are present in Cumberland County and U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Christopher J. Christie said the problem is reaching epidemic proportions across the state.

March 27, 2006
A new law in New Jersey, which takes effect in May, raises the age to 30, the oldest in the nation. But six other states Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas and Utah also have expanded coverage in the past couple of years to 24, 25 or 26.

March 24, 2006
A national study spawned by a New Jersey commission's findings was released Thursday. In it, the Justice Policy Institute found that the zones are too large and therefore do not deter drug sales within school zones and other protected areas.

March 22, 2006
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday held that a police search of a couple's home, where one resident gave permission for the search but the other resident "unequivocally refused to give consent", is unconstitutional as to the resident who refused consent.

March 22, 2006
Gov. Corzine's $30.9 billion budget proposal would add a penny to the sales tax, boost taxes on cigarettes and liquor and impose new service levies on tanning salons, health spas, limousine operators and tattoo parlors, among others. Corzine hopes the new taxes and spending cuts of $2 billion will help close an estimated $4.3 billion deficit.

March 21, 2006
Lawmakers approved a plan Monday to borrow $6.4 billion over five years and refinance another $1.7 billion in debt to pay for road and rail projects through 2011, the first major legislative victory for Gov. Corzine.

March 14, 2006
The New Jersey Supreme Court today made it easier for insurance companies to sue their policyholders and make them pay for filing fraudulent claims.

March 13, 2006
New Jersey State lawmakers on Monday scrapped a requirement that new transportation funds should first be spent on long-neglected roads and bridges.

March 13, 2006
Corruption buster Chris Christie reflects on his role as a United States Prosecutor and his handling of high-profile cases involving New Jersey's business community

March 10, 2006
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled poor parents have the right to an attorney in child support cases and the Legislature must pay for the lawyers. The state argued judges could determine a parent's ability to pay. Until lawmakers fund the program, those too poor to hire a lawyer can't be jailed for falling behind on their obligations.

March 9 , 2006
New Brunswick - Former governor Thomas Kean, who served as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, will be the speaker for Rutgers University's commencement ceremonies May 17, the university said. It estimated that 11,269 degrees will be conferred during the school's 240th ceremonies.

February 26, 2006
The big-screen adaptation of the best-selling book The Da Vinci Code, which features Midlothian's Rosslyn Chapel, is set to be delayed by a legal challenge

February 22, 2006
The New Jersey Department of State's Division of Archives and Records Management will initiate a global review of all state departments' records retention practices and procedures

January 16, 2006
New Jersey Acting Gov. Richard Codey signed legislation making New Jersey the 11th state to ban smoking in most public places effective April 15.

January 10, 2006
New Jersey Supreme Court rules that a police may no longer search an automobile when arresting an individual absent probable cause to do so.

 

 

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