Smith v. Datla, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Geiger was his first published opinion since his elevation to the Appellate Division.  It involved the applicable statute of limitations for each of three distinct claims that all arose out of a statement by defendant, plaintiff’s doctor, about plaintiff’s HIV-positive status in the presence of a third party.  Plaintiff (Jo

Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health System, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s unanimous, scholarly opinion by Justice Solomon, with an equally scholarly concurring opinion by Jsutice LaVecchia, arose from an appeal as of right in this Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) case.  The Appellate Division split 2-1 as to whether there were genuine issues of material fact for trial, with the majority concluding that there were such issues.  The defendant, Saint C

Ocwen Loan Services, LLC v. Quinn, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The doctrine of equitable subrogation provides that “a refinancing lender whose security turns out to be defective is subrogated by equitable assignment to the position of the lender whose lien discharged by the proceeds of [a] later loan, there being no prejudice to or justified reliance by a party in adverse interest.”  In today’s decision by Judge Carroll, the Appellate Division face