The Supreme Court announced today the addition to three more cases to its docket.  The first of those appeals comes from a published opinion of the Appellate Division.  Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, 447 N.J. Super. 391 (App. Div. 2016), discussed here.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “In this defamation action, did posting an article on a website with minor changes from

One might not think that February 2, a date in the dead of winter, would have anything to do with access to New Jersey’s beaches.  But on this date in 1984, the Supreme Court decided Matthews v. Bay Head Improvement Ass’n, 95 N.J. 306 (1984).  The Court’s 6-0 opinion, written by Justice Schreiber, discussed the public trust doctrine, which “acknowledges that the ownership, dominion and sovereignty over land flowed by tidal waters, which extend to the mean high water mark, is vested in the State in trust for the people.”  The question in Matthews

Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia, a 6-0 ruling (Justice Albin did not participate) aligned New Jersey with the majority of jurisdictions on an issue of insurance law.  As the first sentence of the opinion states, the issue was “whether this state adheres to the rule that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy may not bar the assignment of a post-loss clai