On this date in 1956, the Supreme Court decided Friedman v. Tappan Development Corp., 22 N.J. 523 (1956).  Like Newark Publishers’ Ass’n v. Newark Typographical Union, 26 N.J. 419 (1956), decided just one week earlier, Friedman was an opinion by Justice Heher that stated fundamental principles of contract law that continue to be cited today.  But while Newark Publishers was a unanimous opinion, Friedman resulted in a 3-2 split.  Justices

If there is one case that every New Jersey litigator, and even most non-litigators, know, it is Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., 142 N.J. 520 (1995).  That opinion, written by Justice Coleman for a unanimous Supreme Court, was issued on October 24, 1995.  Westlaw shows that the case has had 15,635 citing references since then.

Brill updated the standard for summary judgment, for which Judson v. Peoples Bank & Trust Co. of Westfield, 17 N.J. 67 (1954), had long been the leading case.  Fo

In re Howmedica Osteonics Corp., ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  Today’s opinion by Judge Krause contains a little bit of a lot of things: in no particular order, waiver, forum selection clauses, section 1404 transfer law, necessary party law, personal jurisdiction, mandamus, appellate jurisdiction to grant mandamus, and the standard of review for mandamus cases, severance, and the proper application of Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court, 134 S.