Chassen v. Fidelity Nat’l Financial, Inc., 836 F.3d 291 (3d Cir. 2016).  [Disclosure:  I was an expert witness for plaintiffs in this case, but my Declaration and deposition testimony was not the subject of, or referred to in, this opinion].  This was a putative class action involving allegedly improper charges, ranging from $70 to $350, stemming from the recording of deeds and mortgages.  Though there were arbitration clauses in defendants’

McRae v. New Jersey Transit Bus Operations, Inc., 2016 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1598 (App. Div. July 8, 2016).  Appellate advocates like to write in ways that make an impact.  But sometimes they can go too far.  In today’s non-precedential, per curiam opinion in this appeal from a labor arbitration ruling, Judges Fisher and Fasciale expressed displeasure with language used in the appellant’s briefing.

The panel first quoted language from appe

Morgan v. Raymours Furniture Co., 443 N.J. Super. 338 (App. Div. 2016).  Today, Judge Fisher issued the first published Appellate Division decision of 2016.  Recently, Judge Fisher wrote an opinion that cited Humpty Dumpty and Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees.”  His opinion today incorporates Aesop, a 1546 form of a familiar proverb about having