Grimes v. New Jersey Dep’t of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This appeal, decided today, had two unusual wrinkles, apart from its substantive outcome.  First, a pro se prisoner plaintiff prevailed over a government agency.  Second, a published opinion was issued per curiam, instead of being signed.  The panel consisted of Judges Messano, Suter, and Grall.

The issue revolved around a “calling policy,” applicable to a

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted certification in five more cases.  One of those is a land use matter.  The other four run the gamut from administrative law to criminal law to constitutional law to arbitration.

Montclair State University v. County of Passaic and City of Clifton is the land use case.  The Appellate Division’s published decision, reported at 451 N.J. Super. 523 (App. Div. 2017), was discussed here.  The

Currently, there is much litigation about rent control, including cases such as this one.  But the subject of rent control is not new.  Instead, in our state courts, it goes back at least as far as the immediate post-World War II era, as reflected by Jamoneau v. Harner, 16 N.J. 500 (1954), which was decided on this date 63 years ago.  There, in an opinion by Justice Heher for a 6-1 majority (Chief Justice Vanderbilt dissented, without an opinion), the Court rebuffed a landlord’s attack on