Chief Justice Rabner has announced that Judge Patrick DeAlmeida is being temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division.  The assignment runs from January 16, 2018 “until further order.”  Judge DeAlmeida “shall serve on such Part(s) as ordered by the Appellate Division Presiding Judge for Administration.”  There is a slot for an unnamed “Temporary Assignee” on Part A, so Judge DeAlmeida might readily fit there.

Judge DeAlmeida has served on the Tax Court since 2008.  He has been the Presiding Judge of that court since late 2009.  A graduate of

Conley v. New Jersey Department of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was an appeal brought by a pro se prisoner under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13 (“OPRA”).  He sought certain monthly reports from the Department of Corrections.  He had been able to get those reports in the past.  But this time the Department responded that it had begun using “a new database system in which the above requested mont

Hayes v. Delamotte, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  Today saw the issuance of the Supreme Court’s first opinion of 2018.  The case, a personal injury matter arising out of an auto accident, was a procedural mess.  In summary, however, plaintiff lost after a jury trial, which featured an attempt by her counsel to play during summation a portion of the videotaped deposition of a defense expert.  The Law Division denied that request.  Plaintiff moved for a new trial, and the Law Division grante