Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Laura K. Abel, argued the cause for plaintiff appellant (Crummy, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, attorneys; Ms. Abel and Lawrence S. Lustberg, on the brief).
Dorothy L. Wright, argued the cause for respondent (Ms. Wright, attorney; Donald W. Stieh, on the brief).
The Supreme Court of New Jersey.
The opinion of the Court was delivered by GARIBALDI, J.
This appeal involves a domestic violence dispute and the interpretation of the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 to -33 ("Act" or "DVA"). Specifically, this case concerns the standard of appellate review that should be applied and the role a past history of abuse should play under the Act in evaluating a domestic violence complaint that alleges terroristic threats and harassment. The...
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