The Supreme Court announced today that it has granted review in two new cases.  The first, New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency v. A.B., is before the Court by virtue of a dissent in the Appellate Division.  The question presented in that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did defendant abuse or neglect her sixteen-year-old daughter by refusing to permit her daughter to live in the family home after she ran away?”  The case got a lot of publicity at the trial level, where a finding of abuse and neglect was made.  Th

This morning, the Appellate Division issued a Notice to the Bar, available here, to remind practitioners and appellants that, effective on January 1, 2017, appeals to the Appellate Division on pretrial detention matters must be filed electronically.  The notice also observes that four other categories of appeals are already subject to mandatory electronic filing.  Those appeal types are criminal appeals, Children in  Court appeals, Sexually Violent Predator appeals, and Civil Commitment appeals.

The notice co

Thieme v. Aucoin-Thieme, 227 N.J. 269 (2016).  Plaintiff and defendant cohabited for eight years, were married for a short time, and then divorced.  Before and during the marriage, plaintiff had been a salaried employee of a consulting business, for which he worked long hours and traveled extensively.  The principals of the business promised to compensate plaintiff for his part in the success of the business if the business were ever sold.  While plaintiff was working hard for the bu