Green v. Monmouth University, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Today’s opinion by Judge Leone affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant Princeton University under the Charitable Immunity Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7 to -11 (“the Act”).  Judge Ostrer joined in that opinion, which applied the de novo standard of review.  Judge Fisher, however, dissented.  The case is thus ripe to go to the Supreme Court as of right, due to the dissent.

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M.C. v. G.T., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Judge Fisher used no more words than necessary in his five-page opinion on this appeal.  Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendant under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 to -35, alleging that defendant had harassed her.  After a trial, the Family Part ruled that the evidence did not support a finding of domestic violence and, specifically, that plaintiff had failed to prove that defendant had “acted with a p

Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC v. Fletcher-Thompson, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Judge Koblitz kicked off 2018 with a concise opinion that expresses an important legal rule: a creditor of an individual debtor may not obtain turnover of funds in a joint account unless the creditor establishes that the funds belong to the debtor alone.  Plaintiff sought and obtained a turnover order against several parties, including defe