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A-1366-13T1 SITSOFE AWUKU VS. SHELLEY JONES-DILLON, MD, ET AL.(L-55-10,ESSEX COUNTY AND STATEWIDE)

A-1366-13T1 SITSOFE AWUKU VS. SHELLEY JONES-DILLON, MD, ET AL.(L-55-10,ESSEX COUNTY AND STATEWIDE)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THEAPPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISIONSUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEYAPPELLATE DIVISIONDOCKET NO. A-1366-13T1SITSOFE AWUKU,Plaintiff-Appellant,v.SHELLEY JONES-DILLON, MD;ESTATE OF AKINGBOJUGBAYISOMORE, MD; andNEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICALCENTER,Defendants-Respondents._____________________________________Submitted March 12, 2014 – Decided July 31, 2014Before Judges Sapp-Peterson and Lihotz.On appeal from the Superior Court of NewJersey, Law Division, Essex County, DocketNo. L-55-10.Michael I. Okechuku,PC, attorneysforappellant (ChinemeremN. Njoku, onthebrief).Vasios, Kelly & Strollo, P.A., attorneys forrespondents Shelley Jones-Dillon, M.D. andNewark Beth Israel Medical Center (Lauren M.Strollo, of counsel; Scott A. Leaman, on thebrief).The Pandos Law Group, LLC, attorneys forrespondent Estate of Akin Gbayisomore, M.D.11Improperly pled as Estate of Akingboju Gbayisomore.(Debra V. Urbanowicz-Pandos, ofcounsel;Lisa DeMarzo-Rabke, on the brief).PER CURIAMIn this appeal, plaintiff seeks reversal of the trial courtorder denying her motion to bar expert reports submitted onbehalf of defendants Drs. Shelly Jones-Dillon and the late AkinGbayisomore (collectively defendants), the remaining defendantsinthismedicalmalpracticeaction.Weaffirminpartandreverse in part.Inhercomplaint,plaintiffallegesthatonJanuary9,2008, she appeared at the Newark Beth Israel Medical CenterEmergency Room (ER), where she presented with symptoms of anacute stroke.She contends defendants deviated from acceptedstandardsofcareinthetreatmentofthosesymptoms.Plaintiff’sexpert,MustafaAl-Chalabi,M.D.,whoisboardcertified in emergency medicine, authored a report in which heopinedplaintiff’s”leftlegweakness,lackofcoordination,gait abnormality, flaccid arm and need for assisted care toperform even basic hygiene and personal care resulted from thecerebrovascular accident (CVA) and left hemiplegia suffered by[plaintiff]” while under defendants’ care and that her injuries”are a direct and proximate result” of the failure of defendants”to administer the tissue Plasminogen Activator, also known as’[T]PA.’”2A-1366-13T1In response to this report, Dr. . . .

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A-5253-12T1 STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. MARK KIEFER(11-05-0183, SUSSEX COUNTYAND STATEWIDE)

A-5253-12T1 STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. MARK KIEFER(11-05-0183, SUSSEX COUNTYAND STATEWIDE)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THEAPPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISIONSUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEYAPPELLATE DIVISIONDOCKET NO. A-5253-12T1STATE OF NEW JERSEY,Plaintiff-Respondent,v.MARK KIEFER,Defendant-Appellant.______________________________Submitted July 21, 2014 ­ Decided July 31, 2014Before Judges Harris and Fasciale.On appeal from the Superior Court of NewJersey,LawDivision,Sussex County,Indictment No. 11-05-0183.Daniel A. Colfax, attorney for appellant.John J. Hoffman, Acting Attorney General,attorney for respondent (Ian Kennedy, DeputyAttorney General, of counsel and on thebrief).PER CURIAMDefendant appeals from his convictions for fourth-degreepossession of marijuana, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(3), and a disorderlypersonsoffenseofresistingarrest,N.J.S.A.2C:29-2a.Hearguesthatthetrialjudgeerredbydenyinghismotiontosuppress evidence.We affirm.InMay2010,TrooperJohnPassarellatravelledtoanapartment building in Sussex Borough to question a man namedEdwinSantosaboutthefilingofafalseaccidentreport.Santos lived in Unit C of the building.When Trooper Passarellaarrived, he knocked on Santos’s door, received no response, andthen knocked on the door for Unit A.Defendant came to thedoor, reported that he lived in Unit A, and stated that SantoslivedinUnitCandwouldbehomeshortly.Duringtheinteraction with defendant, Trooper Passarella detected the odorof raw, non-burnt marijuana but left without asking defendantany questions about it.He then inquired with another officer,who informed him that a confidential informant had previouslyindicatedthatdefendantstoredmarijuanainhishome,grewmarijuanainhishome,storeditonthepremisesoftheapartment building, and was involved in distributing cocaine,marijuana,andprescriptionpills.TrooperPassarellaspokewith the informant, who informed him that defendant grew andstored marijuana on the premises of the apartment building andwasinvolvedindistributingcocaine,marijuana,andprescription pills.He then investigated defendant’s criminalhistory and discovered defendant had previously been convictedof second- and third-degree distribution of controlled dangeroussubstances (CDS).2A-5253-12T1The court issued a search warrant for “[t]he basement andapartment A in the premises” of defendant’s building “and theyard and curtilage thereof.”Two days later, State Police andthe Sussex County Narcotics Task Force executed it.Defendantarrived home during the search and threatened and swore at theexecuting officers.He then failed to get down on the groundwhenordered,andtheofficerssubduedhimwith”chemicalforce.”InMay2011,aSussexCountyGrandJuryindictedandchargeddefendantwiththird-degreepossessionofcocaine,N.J.S.A. . . .

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A-4172-12T1 IVF INVESTMENT COMPANY, LLC VS. ESTATE OF JERYL G. NATOFSKY, MD,ET AL. VS. SUSAN L. TREISER, MD, ET AL.(L-1902-10, SOMERSET COUNTY ANDSTATEWIDE)

A-4172-12T1 IVF INVESTMENT COMPANY, LLC VS. ESTATE OF JERYL G. NATOFSKY, MD,ET AL. VS. SUSAN L. TREISER, MD, ET AL.(L-1902-10, SOMERSET COUNTY ANDSTATEWIDE)

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT THEAPPROVAL OF THE APPELLATE DIVISIONSUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEYAPPELLATE DIVISIONDOCKET NO. A-4172-12T1IVF INVESTMENT COMPANY,LLC,Plaintiff-Respondent,v.ESTATE OF JERYL G.NATOFSKY, M.D.,Defendant-Appellant,andU.S. FINANCIAL LIFEINSURANCE COMPANY,Defendant,andESTATE OF JERYL G.NATOFSKY, M.D.,Third-PartyPlaintiff-Appellant,v.SUSAN L. TREISER, M.D.,MICHAEL C. DARDER, M.D.,MELISSA YIH, M.D., ANDFERTILITY AND GYNECOLOGYCENTER, P.A.,Third-PartyDefendants-Respondents.——————————————————————————–ArguedtelephonicallyMarch4,2014­Decided July 31, 2014BeforeJudgesSapp-Peterson,MavenandHoffman.On appeal from Superior Court of New Jersey,Law Division, Somerset County, Docket No. L-1902-10.Jeffrey M. Garrod argued the cause forappellant (Orloff, Lowenbach, Stifelman &Siegel, P.A., attorneys; Mr. Garrod, ofcounseland onthebriefs; CraigA.Ollenschleger and David Gorvitz, on thebriefs).Charles X. Gormally argued the cause forrespondents(BrachEichler,L.L.C.,attorneys; Mr. Gormally, of counsel and onthe brief; Paul M. Bishop, on the brief).PER CURIAMDefendant Estate of Jeryl Natofsky, M.D. (Estate) appealsfrom the April 12, 2013 Law Division order granting plaintiff’smotion for summary judgment, including dismissal of its counter-claim alleging fraud, equitable fraud, unjust enrichment, andtortious interference.We affirm.I.OnJanuary1,2004,Dr.Natofskyjoinedthird-partydefendantFertilityandGynecologyCenter,P.A.(FGC)asashareholder.Toacknowledgehisshareholderinterest,Dr.Natofsky entered into a Shareholders Agreement with the othershareholders of FGC, third-party defendants Drs. Susan Treiser2A-4172-12T1 and Michael Darder, who agreed to sell Dr. Natofsky a combinedone-third interest in FGC.On September 1, 2005, third-partydefendant Dr. Melissa Yih joined FGC as a doctor-shareholder,reducing each partner’s interest to one-fourth.The Shareholders Agreement included a provision authorizingFGC to purchase insurance on the lives of the shareholders inorder to fund a buy-out in the event of a shareholder’s death.Section 14 of the agreement stated, in relevant part:(a) The Corporation may from time to timepurchase policies of insurance, insuring thelives of one or more of the Shareholders, aswell as disability insurance policies forone or more of the Shareholders (a “Policyor the “Policies”), in amounts determinedfrom time to time by the Board in itsdiscretion. . . .

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