In re N.J.A.C. 12:17-2.1, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Given the deferential standard of review of the validity of regulations promulgated by administrative agencies, it is relatively rare that a court finds such a regulation to be arbitrary and capricious, and therefore invalid.  Today’s opinion by Judge Sabatino, however, does just that, regarding a regulation promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  The panel recognized that its scope

The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in two more appeals.  One case involves unemployment benefits, a subject that the Court visits only occasionally.  The other is a criminal appeal.

The unemployment matter is Ardan v. Board of Review.  The question presented in that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Was this individual disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits because she left her employment at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, Inc. without good cause attributable to the work?”  In a

In re Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed by Various Municipalities, 227 N.J. 508 (2017).  In the Appellate Division decision in this case, reported at 446 N.J. Super. 259 (App. Div. 2016), and discussed here, the panel faced the question of whether a municipality’s affordable housing need for the period of 1999-2015 (a time when the Council on Afford