Lee v. Brown, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  [Disclosure:  My firm, Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC, represented certain defendants in this case who were dismissed from the case on motion prior to the appeal that is the subject of this post]  Today’s unanimous opinion by Justice Fernandez-Vina deals with whether the appellants, the City of Paterson and one of its employees, an electrical inspector, were entitled to absolute immunity under the New Jersey Tort Cl

Due to an unusual amount of business travel (alas, only to three cold-weather locations) and a hefty appellate brief, I have not been able to keep up with the courts in recent weeks.  Here is a belated, and far from complete, summary of some of the decisions that our appellate courts have made in that time:

Ardan v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In a relatively unusual (for the Supreme Court of New Jersey) 4-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Board of Review proper

Green v. Monmouth University, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Today’s opinion by Judge Leone affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant Princeton University under the Charitable Immunity Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7 to -11 (“the Act”).  Judge Ostrer joined in that opinion, which applied the de novo standard of review.  Judge Fisher, however, dissented.  The case is thus ripe to go to the Supreme Court as of right, due to the dissent.

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