On this date in 1956, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re Pennsylvania R. Co., 20 N.J. 398 (1956).  Along with Romano v. Maglio, 41 N.J. Super. 561 (App. Div. 1956), discussed here, this opinion remains a leading authority regarding motions for leave to appeal.

The case involved a discovery dispute, specifically, the denial of a motion to quash a discovery subpoena.  An appeal as of right was taken to the Appellate Division, and when a motion was made to dismiss th

Kocanowski v. Bridgewater Tp., 452 N.J. Super. 476 (App. Div. 2017).  Plaintiff was a volunteer firefighter in Bridgewater.  She slipped on ice while responding to a fire and was injured.  She sought temporary disability and medical benefits under workers’ compensation.  The Township opposed that, arguing that because plaintiff was unemployed (having stopped work to help her ill father), she could not get temporary disability.

The case went to trial, and a judge in

Kelly v. Maxum Specialty Ins. Group, 868 F.3d 274 (3d Cir. 2017).  Judge Chagares began one of the early paragraphs of today’s opinion for the Third Circuit in this Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. §2201-2202 (“DJA”), case this way:

“Whether a state action parallels a federal action– in which case a district court has significant discretion under the DJA to decline a lawsuit seeking only declaratory relief– is a questi