Royal Tax Lien Services, LLC v. Shuaib, 2017 WL ______ (App. Div. May 11, 2017).  Rule 2:10-5 authorizes an appellate court to exercise “such original jurisdiction as is necessary to the complete determination of any matter on review.”  In comparison to the number of times that parties have asked appellate courts to exercise original jurisdiction, it is relatively rare for courts to do so.  This per curiam opinion by a panel consisting of Judges Messano and S

On this date in 2003, the Appellate Division decided Seacoast Builders Corp. v. Rutgers, 358 N.J. Super. 524 (App. Div. 2003).  This was a relatively rare case in which the Appellate Division exercised original jurisdiction under Rule 2:10-5 to decide a discovery issue.  It was an even more rare result, since the panel ordered that documents otherwise protected by privilege be disclosed as a sanction for attorney misconduct.

This was a breach of construction contract case involving the alleged failure of Rutgers University to pay plaintiff on a multi-million dollar change

175 Executive House, LLC v. Miles, 449 N.J. Super. 197 (App. Div. 2017).  A tenant who receives a rent subsidy under the federal “Section 8” voucher program, 42 U.S.C. §1437 to 1437z-9, cannot be evicted for non-payment of amounts not defined as rent, or for amounts that are “additional rent,” if the tenant is current with his or her share of the rent payments.  That was the holding of Sudersan v. Royal, 386 N.J. Super. 246 (App. Div. 2005).