In re Estate of Michael D. Fisher, II, 443 N.J. Super. 180 (App. Div. 2015).  Under N.J.S.A. 3B:5-4(b), when a person dies with no spouse or children, the person’s parents each share equally in the decedent’s intestate estate.  A parent loses the right to a share, however, if (among other things) the parent “abandoned the decedent when the decedent was a minor by willfully forsaking the decedent.”  N.J.S.A. 3B:5-14.1(b)(1).  Michael D. Fisher, II,

Morillo v. Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, 222 N.J. 104 (2015).  It has long been the case, especially under the federal Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. §1983, that law enforcement officers get broad protection by virtue of the doctrine of qualified immunity.  In this case, which was brought under both the federal statute and New Jersey’s own Civil Rights Act, N.J.S.A. 10:6-1 to -2, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, speaking through Justice LaVecchia, a

In re Petition of BofI Federal Bank to Assign Lottery Prize Payment Rights, 437 N.J. Super. 549 (App. Div. 2014).  These consolidated cases called on the Appellate Division to decide whether N.J.A.C. 17:20-7.9(j), which states that “no one shall have the right to assign [New Jersey Lottery] prize payments due during the last two years of the annuity term,” conflicts with its enabling statute, N.J.S.A. 5:19-13(h), which says that “