If there is one case that every New Jersey litigator, and even most non-litigators, know, it is Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., 142 N.J. 520 (1995).  That opinion, written by Justice Coleman for a unanimous Supreme Court, was issued on October 24, 1995.  Westlaw shows that the case has had 15,635 citing references since then.

Brill updated the standard for summary judgment, for which Judson v. Peoples Bank & Trust Co. of Westfield, 17 N.J. 67 (1954), had long been the leading case.  Fo

The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in State v. Anthony.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s office, is “Is defendant entitled to a new trial based on the police officer’s failure to record verbatim the comments of the witness while identifying defendant from a photographic array?”  The Law Division ruled against defendant on this issue, and the Appellate Division, in an unpublished per curiam opinion, affirmed.

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