The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in two new cases.  The first is In re William R. Hendrickson, Jr.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “What is the appropriate standard of appellate review of a final agency decision when the initial decision of the administrative law judge is ‘deemed adopted’ as the final agency decision pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-10(c) when the agency lacked a quorum to act?”

Hendrickson was a fire inspector whose employment was terminated by the Department

Kadonsky v. Lee, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In this appeal, plaintiff petitioned the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) to have marijuana rescheduled from a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance to a Schedule IV or V substance.  The Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, N.J.S.A. 24:21-1 to -56, which gives the Director of the Division power to add, delete, or reschedule controlled substances.  Plaintiff noted that when the Legislature passed th

McClain v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In general, employees who leave work voluntarily are disqualified from obtaining unemployment benefits.  In 2015, the unemployment statute, N.J.S.A. 43;21-5(a), was amended to exempt from disqualification “an individual who voluntarily leaves work  with one employer to accept from another employer employment which commences not more than seven days after the individual leaves … the first employer.”