Matejek v. Watson, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Sometimes, judicial opinions do not require the citation of many cases in order to reach their result.  That can be most true in cases involving Chancery issues, where inventive solutions sometimes go beyond what precedent may offer.  Today’s opinion by Judge Fisher in an environmental case is an example.

Oil was discovered in a tributary to a brook in Hillsborough.  There were five condominium units adjoining the area,

Ricci v. Ricci, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  As Judge Lihotz observed in the opening sentence of her opinion for the Appellate Division in this case, Newburgh v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529 (1982), established the principle that “the privilege of parenthood carries with it the duty to assure a necessary education for children.”  That duty applies, however, only to children who are not emancipated.  “A determination of emancipation is a legal issue, imposed when the

Thieme v. Aucoin-Thieme, ___ N.J. ___ (2016).  Plaintiff and defendant cohabited for eight years, were married for a short time, and then divorced.  Before and during the marriage, plaintiff had been a salaried employee of a consulting business, for which he worked long hours and traveled extensively.  The principals of the business promised to compensate plaintiff for his part in the success of the business if the business were ever sold.  While plaintiff was working hard for the bu