NEW JERSEY: Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Award Cultural Damages

Award of Damages for Defamation  would Entangle the  Jury Excessively in Religious Questions

New Jersey, December 31, 2009: Trial Court dismissed the defamation complaint of against defendants, The Jewish Press, Inc., Oleg Rivkin, Richard Scharlat and Gabrielle Tito, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, pursuant to Rule 4:6-2(a). The judge concluded that plaintiff’s claims . . . → Read More: NEW JERSEY: Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Award Cultural Damages

NEW JERSEY: Cultural Intent vs. Criminal Intent

Moroccan Belief In Non-consensual Sex, Insufficient to Deny Restraining Order Bayonne, New Jersey(July 23, 2010): S. D. (Wife) requested an order for final domestic violence protection order against M.J.R. (Husband).  Both Husband and Wife are  Muslims and Moroccans. The Trial Court denied the order and found that  in punishing Wife and having non-consensual sex with her, Husband lacked the requisite criminal intent . . . → Read More: NEW JERSEY: Cultural Intent vs. Criminal Intent