Chief Justice Rabner has announced that Judge Patrick DeAlmeida is being temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division.  The assignment runs from January 16, 2018 “until further order.”  Judge DeAlmeida “shall serve on such Part(s) as ordered by the Appellate Division Presiding Judge for Administration.”  There is a slot for an unnamed “Temporary Assignee” on Part A, so Judge DeAlmeida might readily fit there.

Judge DeAlmeida has served on the Tax Court since 2008.  He has been the Presiding Judge of that court since late 2009.  A graduate of

Conley v. New Jersey Department of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was an appeal brought by a pro se prisoner under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13 (“OPRA”).  He sought certain monthly reports from the Department of Corrections.  He had been able to get those reports in the past.  But this time the Department responded that it had begun using “a new database system in which the above requested mont

All the Way Towing, LLC v. Bucks County International, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Today’s opinion by Judge Fisher reaffirms a fundamental principle: on summary judgment, a court must view the facts most favorably to the opponent of the motion.  The panel in this case found that the Law Division failed to do that here.  Accordingly, the decision below, which had granted the defense’s motion for summary judgment, was reversed.  But