US Supreme Court Rejects NJ Pension Case

March 23, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The US Supreme Court has stated that it will not preside over the legal dispute between New Jersey public labor unions and Governor Chris Christie. The battle over the state pension system dates back to a law signed in 2011, which contractually obligated the state to make pension fund contributions in exchange for government employees […]

Court Rules Jurors Cannot Participate in Criminal Sentencing

March 21, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Recently, an appellate court ruled that jurors cannot impact sentencing after finding a defendant guilty. According to the panel, “a judge may not consider for sentencing purposes any comments from a deliberating juror… Consequently, deliberating jurors are not permitted to participate at a defendant’s sentencing proceeding.” In the case under discussion, a New Jersey man […]

Court Holds NJ Child Welfare Agents had Immunity from Lawsuit

March 18, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

The US Court of Appeals recently ruled that the New Jersey caseworkers who took a child from her mother were immune from a lawsuit because they had no prior notice that they were violating the mother’s constitutional rights. This reverses the decision of U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson, who ruled that the caseworkers did not […]

NJ Sheriff’s Office Arrests 133 for Delinquent Child Support Payments

March 13, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

A recent sweep in New Jersey led to the apprehension of more than 100 parents who had failed to pay child support. The state-wide sweep was conducted by the local sheriffs in conjunction with the NJ Division of Criminal Justice, Trenton Police Department, and the US Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. The sweep […]

First Life Sentence for Cyberstalking Leading to Murder

February 29, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Earlier this month, 70-year-old Lenore Matusiewicz was sentenced to life in prison. She is reportedly the first person in the United States to be convicted in a case of cyberstalking that led to the death of the victim. In NJ, this offense would full under NJSA 2C:33-4.1. Lenore, her husband Thomas (an ex-cop from South […]

NJ Commission Seeks to Loosen Gun Control Laws

January 11, 2016 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

New Jersey has a reputation for strict gun laws. In 2013, the state was ranked as third strictest for firearm laws and fifth lowest for deaths related to gun violence. However, the state’s reputation may be shifting due to recent decisions by the Firearm Purchase and Permitting Study Commission, which was founded by Governor Christie. […]

Former NY Giants Player Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion

December 24, 2015 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress pled guilty to tax evasion earlier this month for failing to pay $46,000 in taxes in 2013. He filed his 2013 income tax return with the New Jersey Division of Taxation, but the electronic payment did not go through. The Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services notified […]