If there is one case that every New Jersey litigator, and even most non-litigators, know, it is Brill v. Guardian Life Ins. Co., 142 N.J. 520 (1995).  That opinion, written by Justice Coleman for a unanimous Supreme Court, was issued on October 24, 1995.  Westlaw shows that the case has had 15,635 citing references since then.

Brill updated the standard for summary judgment, for which Judson v. Peoples Bank & Trust Co. of Westfield, 17 N.J. 67 (1954), had long been the leading case.  Fo

The Supreme Court announced yesterday that it has granted review in two new cases.  The first is Willner v. Vertical Reality, Inc.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Among other issues, was plaintiff entitled to attorney’s fees and costs from defendant ASCO Numatics, Inc. under the offer of judgment rule, R. 4:58-2, where the liability apportioned to ASCO Numatics, Inc. did not exceed the offer of judgment?”  In an unpublished per curiam opinion, the Appellate Division affirmed the Law Division’s grant

L.C. v. M.A.J., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In Cho v. Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 443 N.J.  Super. 461 (App. Div. 2016), discussed here, Judge Espinosa wrote an opinion that stated emphatically that a motion in limine right before trial that seeks dismissal or summary judgment is not only unauthorized under the Court Rule