Kocanowski v. Bridgewater Tp., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Plaintiff was a volunteer firefighter in Bridgewater.  She slipped on ice while responding to a fire and was injured.  She sought temporary disability and medical benefits under workers’ compensation.  The Township opposed that, arguing that because plaintiff was unemployed (having stopped work to help her ill father), she could not get temporary disability.

The case went to trial, and a judge in

Grimes v. New Jersey Dep’t of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This appeal, decided today, had two unusual wrinkles, apart from its substantive outcome.  First, a pro se prisoner plaintiff prevailed over a government agency.  Second, a published opinion was issued per curiam, instead of being signed.  The panel consisted of Judges Messano, Suter, and Grall.

The issue revolved around a “calling policy,” applicable to a

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted certification in five more cases.  One of those is a land use matter.  The other four run the gamut from administrative law to criminal law to constitutional law to arbitration.

Montclair State University v. County of Passaic and City of Clifton is the land use case.  The Appellate Division’s published decision, reported at 451 N.J. Super. 523 (App. Div. 2017), was discussed here.  The