The Supreme Court announced that it will review two new cases.  One is at the Court as of right, due to a dissent in the Appellate Division.  The Court granted certification in the other.

The appeal as of right is Green v. Monmouth University.  The Appellate Division’s decision was discussed here.  The Appellate Division, with Judge Fisher dissenting, affirmed summary judgment for the University in a Charitable Immunity Act case.  The question presented at the Supreme Court, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk

Green v. Monmouth University, 452 N.J. Super. 542 (App. Div. 2018).  Today’s opinion by Judge Leone affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant Princeton University under the Charitable Immunity Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7 to -11 (“the Act”).  Judge Ostrer joined in that opinion, which applied the de novo standard of review.  Judge Fisher, however, dissented.  The case is thus ripe to go to the Supreme Court as of right, due to the dissent.

The case arose

Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2, 451 N.J. Super. 581 (App. Div. 2017).  The Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14 (“CEPA”) protects “employees who report illegal or unethical work-place activities.”  CEPA defines an “employee” as one who “performs services for and under the control and direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration.”

After a series of unfortunat

Holmes v. Jersey City Police Department, 449 N.J. Super. 600 (App. Div. 2017).  Today’s decision by Judge Reisner in this case under the Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-2 et seq. (“LAD”), arises from the fact that the Appellate Division previously held that a police station is a place of “public accommodation” under the LAD.  Here, a transgender man asserted a hostile environment claim based on his assertion that while he was unde

The Appellate Division normally hears oral arguments in Newark, Trenton, Hackensack, and Morristown.  Every so often, however, the Appellate Division takes its show on the road to other venues.

Today, it was announced that a panel consisting of Judges Messano, Guadagno, and Suter will hear oral arguments at the Monmouth County Courthouse in Freehold on December 13.  The announcement states that twelve cases will be before that