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

Sparroween, LLC v. Township of West Caldwell, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Plaintiffs operated the Cigar Emporium in West Caldwell.  In that business, they sell tobacco products, but they also make tobacco products available to be smoked on the premises.  After plaintiffs had obtained development approvals from the municipal Planning Board, the Township’s Board of Health, acting under its power to preserve public health, adopted an ordinance that go