New Jersey Department of Children & Families v. E.L., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Courts often give public entity parties more leeway in complying with rules, court orders, and the like than private parties are given.  Sometimes Court Rules themselves give preference to public agencies, as is so, for example, of Rule 2:9-6(b), which exempts the State, its political subdivisions, and “any of their respective officers or agencies” fro

On this date in 1961, the Supreme Court decided 525 Main St. Corp. v. Eagle Roofing Corp., 34 N.J. 251 (1961).  The Court’s opinion, a 5-0 decision, was written by Chief Justice Weintraub.

The case involved a roof on an industrial building.  Defendant contracted with the assignor of plaintiff to repair the roof, and defendant gave a five-year guarantee against leaks, along with a promise to repair.  After about two years, leaks appeared.  Defendant made some repairs but then refused to do anything further.  Plaintiff got another roofer to repair the roof and then

Due to an unusual amount of business travel (alas, only to three cold-weather locations) and a hefty appellate brief, I have not been able to keep up with the courts in recent weeks.  Here is a belated, and far from complete, summary of some of the decisions that our appellate courts have made in that time:

Ardan v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In a relatively unusual (for the Supreme Court of New Jersey) 4-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Board of Review proper