Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  Yesterday’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia reversed in part and affirmed as modified a decision of the Appellate Division that was reported at 448 N.J. Super. 520 (App. Div. 2017), and was discussed here.  Without reiterating all the underlying facts of this Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) case, there were t

Mark Neary, who has served as Clerk of the Supreme Court for over nine years, will retire in November of this year.  A search is on for his replacement.

A graduate of Princeton University and Rutgers-Newark School of Law (Class of 1985), Mark worked in private practice until he joined the staff of the Casino Control Commission, where he served as Assistant Counsel.  He moved to the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office in 1991, where was a staff attorney for eighteen years.  He was appointed Clerk of the Supreme Court effective May 1, 2009.

Mark had big shoes to fill.  His pr

Dunbar Homes, Inc. v. Franklin Tp. Bd. of Adj., ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In a development application under the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. (“MLUL”), the law governing the application is determined as of “the date of submission of [the] application for development.”  In Dunbar Homes, Inc. v. Franklin Tp. Bd. of Adj., 448 N.J. Super. 583 (App. Div. 2017), discussed