State of New Jersey, Department of Env. Protection v. North Beach 1003, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Beach access has long been an important and controversial issue in New Jersey.  After Superstorm Sandy in 2013, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) partnered with the federal Army Corps of Engineers, pursuant t

Paff v. Galloway Tp., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In this OPRA case, as discussed here, plaintiff sought to obtain copies of fields in e-mails sent by the Galloway Township Clerk and the Township’s Police Chief during a two-week period in 2013.  Plaintiff did not seek the e-mails themselves, but only the “sender,” “recipient,” “date

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