Today’s seminar, which was sponsored by the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee, took up the important topic of the record on appeal.  Judge Messano, who headed up the panel, began by stating that the panel hoped actiually to make this topic interesting.  He and the other presenters, who included Judges Lihotz and Cuff (Ret.), as well as representatives of the Supreme Court and Appellate Division Clerk’s offices, succeeded.

Aided by a PowerPoint presentation, the panel began from Rule 2:5-4, w

New Jerseey Division of Child Permanency & Protection v. J.L.G., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2015), aff’d o.b., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  This abuse and neglect case resulted in a 2-1 split in the Appellate Division.  Judge Simonelli, joined by Judge Leone, upheld the ruling of the Family Part that defendant abused a seven-year old girl when he “unreasonably allow[ed] the excessive corporal punishment by the child’s mo

Royal Tax Lien Services, LLC v. Shuaib, 2017 WL ______ (App. Div. May 11, 2017).  Rule 2:10-5 authorizes an appellate court to exercise “such original jurisdiction as is necessary to the complete determination of any matter on review.”  In comparison to the number of times that parties have asked appellate courts to exercise original jurisdiction, it is relatively rare for courts to do so.  This per curiam opinion by a panel consisting of Judges Messano and S