Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC v. Fletcher-Thompson, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Judge Koblitz kicked off 2018 with a concise opinion that expresses an important legal rule: a creditor of an individual debtor may not obtain turnover of funds in a joint account unless the creditor establishes that the funds belong to the debtor alone.  Plaintiff sought and obtained a turnover order against several parties, including defe

Watson v. New Jersey Department of Treasury, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Mistaken Imprisonment Act, N.J.S.A. 52:4C-1 to -7, (“the Act”)  allows claims for damages by persons who have been wrongly convicted of a crime and who served a part of a sentence for that crime.  The Act contains a statute of limitations: any claim “shall be brought by the claimant within a period of two years after his release from imprisonment, or after the

Lechler v. 303 Sunset Avenue Condominium Association, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Appellate Division got in under the wire, on this final business day of 2017, with this opinion by Judge Hoffman in a personal injury case.  Plaintiffs, husband and wife, lived at 303 Sunset Avenue, Asbury Park, a  condominium building.  The husband fell and injured himself while walking down a 13-foot wide stairway that led from the building to a w