Sean Kelly from Marks O’Neill’s New Jersey office successfully obtained dismissal in two related matters involving allegations of violations of the New Jersey Civil Rights Act by a local business.  Both matters have worked their way through the Appellate courts.   The New Jersey Supreme Court recently agreed to grant Certification in both matters.  The issue to be resolved will be whether the language of the New Jersey Civil Rights Act permits constitutional claims to be brought against private individuals, or only those acting under color of state law.