The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in Kocanowski v. Bridgewater Tp.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Is claimant, a volunteer firefighter, entitled to temporary disability payments for injuries that occurred when she was unemployed and therefore not earning a wage?”  The Appellate Division, in an opinion reported at 452 N.J. Super. 476 (App. Div. 2017), and discussed here, affirmed the dec

Today is the seventh anniversary of this New Jersey Appellate Law blog.  It’s been another year of interesting cases and other appellate developments, and it’s nice to see that the blog continues to be cited or reposted elsewhere.  As in the past, my thanks to all the jurists, practitioners, law faculty, law students, and others who make this blog a part of their regular reading.

In re Accutane Litig., 451 N.J. Super. 153 (App. Div. 2017).  [Disclosure:  I was one of the counsel who argued this appeal for the successful plaintiffs].  This must be Accutane week.  On Tuesday, Judge Fisher’s panel issued a 100-page opinion, discussed here, which reversed a decision of the Law Division under the New Jersey Produc