New Jersey Supreme Court Year in Review

New Jersey Law Journal

Municipalities' rights to preserve trees, donate open space and control trash collection, plus constitutionally guaranteed commercial free speech in lawyer advertising are among those areas impacted by the Supreme Court's decisions in the 2008-2009 term. Other significant rulings include: expansive liability in consumer fraud and child sex abuse cases, employment arbitration awards and discrimination claims, scrutiny over the admission of polygraph test results into evidence and an emphasis on use of Complimentary Dispute Resolution Programs in family law.