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    G.D.M. and T.A.M., Individually and on Behalf of Minor Child B.M.M. v. Board of Education of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District (App Div. July 14, 2012), App. Division Docket No. A-0953-10T1, In this reported division, the Appellate Division addressed whether school districts are permitted to promulgate school district regulations or policies controlling student conduct regardless of where or when the conduct occurs. Here, Petitioners brought a facial challenge to Ramapo Indian Hills’ “Regulation 6145,” which provided that a student could be suspended from extracurricular activities if he/she was charged with violating a criminal or municipal statute. In their challenge, Petitioners argued that Regulation 6145 violated New Jersey Department of Education regulations and was an unconstitutional infringement of their right to privacy and their daughter’s right against self-incrimination and right to a thorough and efficient education.
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    B. R. v. Vaughn (App Div. July 11, 2012). Approved for Publication. Plaintiff’s former partner had a positive HIV status. Plaintiff sued her former partner’s doctor, a community health center, and the New Jersey Division of HIV/Health services alleging that they had a “duty to notify plaintiff that she was at risk of exposure to the HIV virus from contact with” her former partner. The trial court rejected this argument, finding that the defendants owed her former partner a duty to protect the confidentiality of the HIV-positive diagnosis unless they received written consent from her former partner.

MAJOR LAWS

  • 8-17-2012
    Cathy’s Law (from the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services) - First responders  are  guilty of a crime if  they take a photograph or digital image or  make a video recording of  the victim of an accident or someone receiving emergency medical treatment and make them available to the public without consent from the accident victim or person receiving emergency medical treatment.

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