The Supreme Court announced four more cases that will come before it.  The subject matters, and the paths that the cases took to reach the Court, are quite varied.

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. is a matter in which the Court agreed to address questions certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Those questions, unchanged from the way that the Third Circuit framed then, are “Does a life insurance policy that is procured to benefit persons without an insurable interest in the life of the insured violate the public policy of New

State of New Jersey in the Interest of N.P., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This decision by Judge Messano addresses four appeals involving seven different juveniles. The broad issue presented was “whether a juvenile complaint charging a crime or repetitive disorderly persons offense may be diverted without the prosecutor’s consent.”  Judge Messano carefully analyzed the applicable statutory and court rule sources of relevant law, and concl

Due to an unusual amount of business travel (alas, only to three cold-weather locations) and a hefty appellate brief, I have not been able to keep up with the courts in recent weeks.  Here is a belated, and far from complete, summary of some of the decisions that our appellate courts have made in that time:

Ardan v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In a relatively unusual (for the Supreme Court of New Jersey) 4-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Board of Review proper