The Supreme Court has announced that it has adjourned the oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow.  One of the cases to be argued was a major consumer class action case, Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, 445 N.J. Super. 59 (App. Div. 2016) (discussed here).

The several Appellate Division panels that had oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday are doing different things, but none of them will be conducting in-person

Today, the Supreme Court announced an amendment to Rule 1:21-3(b).  That rule has, until now, permitted third-year law students at ABA-approved law schools to appear before trial courts or agencies in conjunction with a legal services or public interest organization or law school clinic certified under Rule 1:21-11(b)(1), or an agency of municipal, county, or state government certified under Rule 1:21-11(b)(3).  The amended rule announced today inserts “the Appellate Division” as another venue before whic

The Associated Press has reported that Judge Barry has decided to go on inactive status.  According to Chief Judge Smith, Judge Barry will be giving up her chambers and staff.

Inactive judges do not hear appeals but can still serve on court committees.  They also have the ability to return to active status at a later date.