According to a March 24 Notice to the Bar that was published today, the Supreme Court Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges has approved a number of revised Model Civil Jury Charges on a number of subjects.  Though all of the changes are important to note, several of the revised charges resulted directly from recent appellate decisions in the affected subject matter areas.

Model Charge 1.18 deals with adverse inferences from a party’s failure to produce evidence.  The charge has been revised in light of

The Supreme Court has announced that it has adjourned the oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow.  One of the cases to be argued was a major consumer class action case, Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, 445 N.J. Super. 59 (App. Div. 2016) (discussed here).

The several Appellate Division panels that had oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday are doing different things, but none of them will be conducting in-person

Due to a major Appellate Division argument of my own in a mass tort case on Tuesday of this week, I missed the announcement that five trial level judges are receiving additional temporary assignments to the Appellate Division.  The Appellate Division anticipates some retirements at the fast-approaching end of the term.  The untimely death of Judge Higbee, and the fact that Judge Guadagno has reached th