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  In today’s non-precedential, per curiam opinion in this appeal from a labor arbitration ruling, Judges Fisher and Fasciale expressed displeasure with language used in the appellant’s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

Mammaro v. New Jersey Div. of Child Protection & Permanency, 814 F.3d 164 (3d Cir. 2016).  In this case, plaintiff brought a civil rights case against the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“the Division”), supervisors and case workers from the Division, and others.  Among other things, she asserted that the Division had denied her substantive due process rights as a parent by temporarily removing her child from her

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