Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  This defamation case, which involves an internet article about an employment discrimination lawsuit that was thereafter reprinted in somewhat different form, has pinged and ponged in different directions at each court level that it reached.  The key concepts involved are the “single publication rule,”under which an action for defamation arises at the time of the first p

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in All the Way Towing, LLC v. Bucks County International, Inc.  The question presented on this appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Does the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 to -20, apply to this sale of a custom-built tow truck; and did the Appellate Division err by failing to address whether plaintiff established the elements of a claim under the CFA?”

The Appellate Division’s opinion, which reversed summary judgment in favor of the defendant manufacturer, repor

Estate of Doerfler v. Federal Ins. Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This opinion by Judge Fuentes today is one of the shortest published opinions of the Appellate Division.  It deals with breach of contract and bad faith claims against the defendant insurer in the context of damage caused by Super-Storm Sandy.  On cross-motions for summary judgment, after an “active and probing discussion” of an exclusion in the insurance policy, the Law Division