Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14 (“CEPA”) protects “employees who report illegal or unethical work-place activities.”  CEPA defines an “employee” as one who “performs services for and under the control and direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration.”

After a series of unfortunat

Montclair State University v. County of Passaic, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., places responsibility for development applications within a particular municipality in the hands of a Planning Board and/or a Zoning Board of Adjustment.  There can also be a role for a County Planning Board.  But some property owners are not subject to the oversight of those municipal agencies.  In Rutgers v. Pilus

Kelly v. Maxum Specialty Ins. Group, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Judge Chagares began one of the early paragraphs of today’s opinion for the Third Circuit in this Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §2201-2202 (“DJA”), case this way:

“Whether a state action parallels a federal action– in which case a district court has significant discretion under the DJA to decline a lawsuit seeking only declaratory relief– is a questio