Kocanowski v. Bridgewater Tp., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Plaintiff was a volunteer firefighter in Bridgewater.  She slipped on ice while responding to a fire and was injured.  She sought temporary disability and medical benefits under workers’ compensation.  The Township opposed that, arguing that because plaintiff was unemployed (having stopped work to help her ill father), she could not get temporary disability.

The case went to trial, and a judge in

The Supreme Court announced late last Friday that it has granted review in three more cases.  Two of those cases involve the long-running Accutane Multi-County Litigation, which the Court has addressed before, in several contexts, in McCarrell v. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., 227 N.J. 569 (2017), discussed here, and Kendall v. Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., 209 N.J. 173 (2012), discussed

Jacobs v. Jersey Central Power & Light Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Sabatino today is an abbreviated version of a longer opinion that was not approved for publication.  As a result, the decision sets forth the standards of review for a number of issues, but essentially addresses only one question: whether plaintiff, who was injured when she tripped over or stepped into a hole left on her property by a worker employed by the defe