Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  This defamation case, which involves an internet article about an employment discrimination lawsuit that was thereafter reprinted in somewhat different form, has pinged and ponged in different directions at each court level that it reached.  The key concepts involved are the “single publication rule,”under which an action for defamation arises at the time of the first p

This past Monday, I argued two appeals in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  They were the Accutane matters discussed here and here.  In the period leading up to those arguments, and the days following, the courts continued to issue opinions.  Here are brief summaries of some of the most significant of those rulings:

North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Lyndhurst Tp., 229 N.J. 541 (2017).  Due to the amount of administrative duties that attend the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Chief Justices traditionally have not authored as many opinions as Associate Justices do.  But when Chief Justices write, it is often an unusually important decision and/or one with significant public policy overtones.  This decision by Chief Justice Rabner, for a unanimous