Supreme Court Final Argument Schedule for Mar. 3, 2014

The following is the Supreme Court's schedule for oral arguments on Mar. 3, 2014. The issues before the Supreme Court are outlined in the Appellate Division opinion in each case. If you are planning to view the Webcast of Supreme Court arguments, you may want to review the opinion under appeal in order to have a better understanding of the issues before the Court. The opinions are in Adobe Acrobat Pdf format.
To view the argument schedule and corresponding opinions for the Mar. 4, 2014 Webcast, click here.

Please note that some of the Appellate Division opinions listed below have not been approved for publication, and that pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:36, no unpublished opinion shall constitute precedent or be binding on any court.

(The following statements of issues on appeal are prepared by the Office of the Clerk for the convenience of the reader. They have been neither reviewed nor approved by the Supreme Court. Please note that, in the interest of brevity not all issues may have been summarized).

10 a.m.

A-57/58-12 State v. Vonte Skinner (071764)
Did admission of defendantís rap lyrics constitute reversible error because their probative value was outweighed by the risk of undue prejudice, and did the comments by the assistant prosecutor during closing exceed the boundaries of permissible advocacy?

A-114-11 ADS Associates Group, Inc. v. Oritani Savings Bank (069987)
Can plaintiff maintain a common law non-customer negligence claim against the bank?


1 p.m.

A-75-12 State v. John C. Blann (072146)
Where defendant requested through his attorney in open court that his right to be tried by a jury be waived, was his conviction properly reversed because of the absence of a written jury waiver under Rule 1:8-1(a) and an express and understanding waiver by defendant personally on the record?

A-64-12 Patricia Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (072314)
Is the language of the arbitration clause in the partiesí agreement sufficient to conclude that plaintiff waived her right to sue in court?


2 p.m.

D-24-13 In the matter of Samuel Rak (073479)

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