Noren v. Heartland Payment Systems, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In Abbamont v. Piscataway Tp. Bd. of Educ., 238 N.J. Super. 603 (App. Div. 1990), aff’d, 138 N.J. 405 (1994), the Appellate Division ruled that there was no right to a jury trial under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14 (“CEPA”).  Thereafter, the Legislature amended CEPA to provide expressly that “a jury trial shall b

The Supreme Court has published for comments the report of its Civil Practice Committee.  The report is available here.  The Committee has proposed revisions to three appellate rules.

There are two proposed changes to Rule 2:6-2.  Revised Rule 2:6-2(a)(1) would require that, in every point heading in the appellant’s brief, a parenthetical reference at the end of the heading state “the place in the record where the opinion or ruling in question is located or if the issue was not ra

Last night’s meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee featured Judge Fisher.  He took questions and discussed various issues of practice and the preferences of Appellate Division judges (or at least his own preferences).

Judge Fisher said that, contrary to what many people believe, Appellate Division arguments are not generally tape-recorded, even in locations where recording is available.  An exception is when a judge who was to sit is ill or otherwise cannot attend oral argument.  A tape is made and provided to that judge for rev