The Supreme Court announced that it has granted certification in Pulice v. Greenbrook Sports & Fitness, LLC.  The question presented in that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did the trial court properly dismiss plaintiffs’ complaint seeking damages for injuries suffered at defendant’s health club based on the waiver signed by Maria Pulice?”  Relying on the Supreme Court’s decision in Stelluti v. Casapenn Enters., 203 N.J. 286 (2010), the Law Division granted summary judgment to the defendant health club and the A

Baez v. Paulo, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was a medical malpractice/wrongful death case.  The Law Division had precluded plaintiff from adding three doctors as defendants after the statute of limitations had expired, ruling that plaintiff had not exercised sufficient diligence to identify those defendants, who had been named as fictitious defendants under Rule 4:26-4, in timely fashion.  Despite having found that the statute of limitations had run out as to the three doctors, t

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