Williams v. American Auto Logistics, 226 N.J. 117 (2016).  Parties who fail to follow procedural rules are a source of frustration to busy trial judges.  As Justice Fernandez-Vina noted in today’s opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, courts have “a panoply of sanctions in [their] arsenal” to redress violations of procedural rules.  In this Special Civil Part case, which plaintiff originally filed pro se, the Court stated that striking a jury demand is n

Castello v. Wohler, 446 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2016).  In Medina v. Pitta, 442 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2015), discussed here, the Appellate Division ruled that a physician who was retired at the time of the occurrence that is the basis for a medical mal

Torres v. Pabon, 225 N.J. 167 (2016).  As Justice Patterson explained in her decision today for a unanimous Supreme Court, “cumulative error” exists when “the aggregate effect of a series of errors” deprives a party of a fair trial.  In such a case, a court “need not consider whether each individual error was prejudicial.”  In today’s decision, which involved an automobile negligence case, the Court found cumulative error, based on five separate mista