M.C. v. G.T., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  Judge Fisher used no more words than necessary in his five-page opinion on this appeal.  Plaintiff filed a complaint against defendant under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:25-17 to -35, alleging that defendant had harassed her.  After a trial, the Family Part ruled that the evidence did not support a finding of domestic violence and, specifically, that plaintiff had failed to prove that defendant had “acted with a p

Bisbing v. Bisbing, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Justice Patterson began her opinion in this case, for a unanimous Court, as follows.  “This appeal arises from a trial court’s post-judgment determination authorizing a mother to relocate with her children out of state, notwithstanding their father’s objection to the children’s move.  It requires that we address the showing necessary to establish ’cause’ under N.J.S.A. 9:2-2 for the entry of an order authorizing a parent to relocate out of state with his or her child, despite the other parent’s o

Several days out of the office last week, and work on a large appellate brief, have left me well behind our appellate courts, who have produced a number of decisions in that interim.  To try to catch up, here are summaries of some of those rulings by the Appellate Division:

Leggette v. Government Employees Ins. Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Lihotz addressed in detail the Deemer Statute, N.J.S.A. 17:28-1.4.  That statute