The Supreme Court announced this morning that it has granted review in four more cases.  Two of them address discovery issues, and two involve criminal matters.

In Brugaletta v. Garcia, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Does the absolute privilege of documents developed as part of a hospital’s self-critical analysis, pursuant to the Patient Safety Act (the Act), N.J.S.A. 26:2H-12.23 to -12.25, apply to the documents at issue in this medical malpractice action?”  The Law Division ordered partial disclosure of

The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in State v. Newman.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did the trial court err in granting the State’s motion for pretrial detention, pursuant to the Criminal Justice Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:162-15 to -26; and, if so, did the appellate panel properly establish conditions for defendant’s release in reversing that order?”  The language of the question presented essentially conveys what happened in the two courts below.

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The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in three cases.  The first arises under the new Bail Reform Act.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “At a pretrial detention hearing pursuant to New Jersey’s Bail Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:162- 15 to -126, may the State establish probable cause by proffer, rather than producing live testimony from a witness with first-hand knowledge of the offense?”  The Court accelerated the appeal and limited amicus briefs and responses to 20 pages.

The second case th