Larkins v. Solter, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Office of the State Comptroller (“OSC”) was established by the Legislature in 2007, in order to subject governmental financial activities to uniform, meaningful, and systematic public scrutiny.  N.J.S.A. 52:15C-1 et seq.  Among the OSC’s powers is the ability to audit, among other agencies, units of local government.

This case arose from the decision of the OSC sought to do a performance audit of the Nort

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., LLC v. County of Bergen, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 to -13 (“OPRA”), permits suits for access to public records covered by OPRA.  A successful OPRA litigant is entitled to attorneys’ fees.  But can an OPRA plaintiff sue and get fees if suit is not filed until after requested documents have already been made available?  That was the question in this ca

Several days out of the office last week, and work on a large appellate brief, have left me well behind our appellate courts, who have produced a number of decisions in that interim.  To try to catch up, here are summaries of some of those rulings by the Appellate Division:

Leggette v. Government Employees Ins. Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Lihotz addressed in detail the Deemer Statute, N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.4.  That statute