American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey v. Hendricks, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In 2016, in a decision reported at 445 N.J. Super. 452 (App. Div. 2016), and discussed here, the Appellate Division invalidated as unconstitutional grants that the Department of Higher Education made to a Lakewood yeshiva and a Princeton seminary.  The basis for that decision was Art

Estate of Doerfler v. Federal Ins. Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This opinion by Judge Fuentes today is one of the shortest published opinions of the Appellate Division.  It deals with breach of contract and bad faith claims against the defendant insurer in the context of damage caused by Super-Storm Sandy.  On cross-motions for summary judgment, after an “active and probing discussion” of an exclusion in the insurance policy, the Law Division

New Jersey Department of Children & Families v. E.L., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Courts often give public entity parties more leeway in complying with rules, court orders, and the like than private parties are given.  Sometimes Court Rules themselves give preference to public agencies, as is so, for example, of Rule 2:9-6(b), which exempts the State, its political subdivisions, and “any of their respective officers or agencies” fro