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E407 New Cases: 1. Medical Examiner Did Not Have Expertise

NJ Laws Email Newsletter E407
Kenneth Vercammen, Attorney at Law

October 24,2012


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In This Issue:

New Cases:

1. Medical Examiner did not have Expertise to Testify on Movements of Car Occupants in Fatal Accident.

2. Court could Permit Wiretap of Calls Outside New Jersey.

3. Next events

4. Kenneth Vercammens Christmas Party/Holiday Happy Hour, Friday, December 7, 2012, 5:00PM - 7:00PM


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New Cases:

1. Medical Examiner did not have Expertise to Testify on Movements of Car Occupants in Fatal Accident.State v. Locascio425 NJ Super. 474 (App. Div. 2012)

Defendant was convicted of vehicular manslaughter after a jury trial. The indictment stemmed from a one-car accident in which defendants boyfriend was killed after the car veered off the road and struck a tree. The pivotal issue at trial was whether, as the State contended, defendant was the driver or whether, as the defense and its expert contended, the boyfriend was the driver.

The State presented expert testimony from the county medical examiner opining that defendant was the driver. During the course of his testimony, the medical examiner rendered opinions, over defendants objection, about the probable movements of the occupants within the car as it decelerated and crashed, including an analysis of how the passengers body allegedly cushioned the drivers body during the accident.

The court reversed defendants conviction and ordered a new trial because the testimony of the medical examiner, who the State concedes is not qualified as an expert in biomechanics or accident reconstruction, prejudicially went beyond the scope of his expertise on a crucial disputed issue. The examiners testimony should have been confined to the aspects of his expertise as a pathologist concerning the nature and causes of bodily injury, and should not have delved into the biomechanical forces and movements within the automobile.

2. Court could Permit Wiretap of Calls Outside New Jersey.State v. Ates426 NJ Super. 521 (App. Div. 2012)

Defendant appealed his conviction for the murder of his ex-son-in-law, arguing the unconstitutionality of the New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-1 to -34, because it permitted the interception of telephone calls between individuals located entirely outside New Jersey. The court rejected this argument, finding no infirmity so long as the listening post was located in New Jersey.

Defendant also argued that the State should have been barred from using all intercepted telephone calls because the State recorded a telephone call between defendant and his attorney. The trial judge precluded the use only of the calls intercepted after the recording of the attorney-client communication and the court concluded this was an appropriate remedy for the reasons expressed in the trial judges written opinion,State v. Ates, __ N.J. Super. __ (Law Div. 2009).

3. Next Events

10/26/12Pre- Halloween Party Bar A 6pm

10/27/12Hoboken 5k 10am Wakefern co-sponsor

10/28/12Trick or Trot 5k Long Branch party at Celtic Cottage after run, 2 for 1 drinks

10/30/12JSRC club meeting at Bar A, followed by short Freezing Cold Hash meeting 7:45

10/31/12RVRR Halloween pub-crawl New Brunswick

11/4/12RUN with the VIKINGS 5K 10:00 AM South Brunswick High School, Bob Tonas good event

11/11/12Hashathon 6.6 Mile Cheesequake challenging, dangerous trails, free beer, best post race party with band, 732-542-6090 11am

11/17/12Manasquan Turkey Trot 5-mile Manasquan 11am party at taverns after race discount beer

11/23/12Born to Run 5 mile 11am

11/25/12Navesink 15k & 5k

4. Kenneth Vercammens Christmas Party/Holiday Happy Hour

Friday, December 7, 2012

5:00PM - 7:00PM

atBar Anticipation Where Summer Never Ends

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The reduced price Happy Hour is 6-7PM with $1 House Drink, Bud/BudLt draft & House Wine Special

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Tired of the same old neighborhood roads, traffic, bad drivers? Join the off-road runners for a great and unusual training run. See the swamps and wooded areas saved from development. The Rumson Hash House Harriers again return to the woods and marsh of Edison. Hashing is not a race but a non-competitive group run which follows an off-road course laid out with baking flour. If you like trail running without the competition of a formal race, this will be a fun switch for you. This is a complex and different course through woods, grass, swamp and marsh. Wear old running shoes.

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