J.H. v. Mercer County Youth Detention Center (2007) | The Child Sexual Abuse Act supersedes Title 59 and imposes potential liability for failure to protect juveniles entrusted in the care of a public entity.
S.P. v. Newark (2012) | Absent knowledge of a restraining order or similar factors, the decision to make an arrest under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act is eligible for law enforcement immunity under the Tort Claims Act.
Schmotzer v. Rutgers (2017) | The statute of limitations is longer for victims of sexual abuse that are under 18 years old. (Note: The statutes of limitations for sexual molestation was extended in 2019 under S-477)
L.E. v. Plainfield BOE (2018) | Schools have a duty to protect children from sexual molestation and are not eligible for law enforcement immunity under Title 59.
G.A.H. v. K.G.G. (2019) | The NJ Supreme ruled that no reasonable factfinder could conclude that the defendant ambulance driver knew or had reason to know that the molester, a fellow employee, was engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor and therefore there was no reason for defendant employee to make a report to their employer. The court declined to address the issue of whether an ambulance driver has a legal duty to report a co-worker’s illegal sexual relationship with a minor. Therefore, the law is unsettled on this basic question.