Supreme Court Final Argument Schedule for April 1, 2014

The following is the Supreme Court's schedule for oral arguments on April 1, 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 March 31, 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opinions listed below have not been approved for publication, and that pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 1:36, no unpublished opinion shall constitute precedent or be binding on any court.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-66-12 Borough of Merchantville v. Malik & Son, LLC (072255)
Does a condemning municipality have a duty under the Eminent Domain Act, N.J.S.A. 20:3-1 to -50, to engage in bona fide negotiations with a lien holder that has obtained a final judgment of foreclosure on the property subject to condemnation?

A-46-12 Magic Petroleum Corp. v. Exxon Mobil Corp. (069083)
Under the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, must plaintiff’s claims for allocation of liability under the Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 to -23.24, be deferred until the conclusion of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s remediation enforcement actions?

1 p.m.

A-22-13 IMO Opinion No. 17-2012 of the Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics (072810)
May an attorney volunteer on behalf of Volunteer Lawyers for Justice to provide pro bono legal services to a debtor in a “no-asset” Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding if the attorney’s law firm represents a creditor of the debtor in an unrelated matter?

A-18-13 State v. Daryel Rawls (072388)
When a defendant who is released on pretrial bail is subsequently arrested and incarcerated for a second offense, is defendant entitled to jail credit in sentencing on the first offense for the time incarcerated before bail was revoked?

2 p.m.

D-64-13 In the matter of Elizabeth M. Goldman (073875)

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