Kadonsky v. Lee, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In this appeal, plaintiff petitioned the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) to have marijuana rescheduled from a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance to a Schedule IV or V substance.  The Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, N.J.S.A. 24:21-1 to -56, which gives the Director of the Division power to add, delete, or reschedule controlled substances.  Plaintiff noted that when the Legislature passed th

Pollack v. Quick Quality Restaurants, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The first paragraph of Judge Gibbons Whipple’s opinion for the Appellate Division well encapsulated what this appeal was about.  “In this appeal, as an issue of first impression, we are asked to consider whether a tenant exercising a right of first refusal to adopt terms of a sale contract for certain premises is obligated to pay a commission to a third-party broker that sec

Mellet v. Aquasid, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The decision in this consumer protection case was issued in June as an unpublished opinion.  Defendant then asked the Committee on Opinions to designate it for publication, pursuant to Rule 1:36-2(c).  Plaintiffs were not made aware of that request.  The Committee authorized publication, and the ruling appeared as a published opinion this week.  Meanwhile, plaintiffs had petitioned for certification, but the Supreme Court