Ricci v. Ricci, 448 N.J. Super. 546 (App. Div. 2017).  As Judge Lihotz observed in the opening sentence of her opinion for the Appellate Division in this case, Newburgh v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529 (1982), established the principle that “the privilege of parenthood carries with it the duty to assure a necessary education for children.”  That duty applies, however, only to children who are not emancipated.  “A determination of emancipation is a legal issue, imposed when the

HUNY & BH Associates v. Silberberg, 447 N.J. Super. 606 (App. Div. 2016).  This 2-1 decision of the Appellate Division, issued today, is a rare published opinion on a motion to dismiss an appeal.  Defendant Silberberg filed a motion to intervene in a multi-party lawsuit on behalf of himself doing business as “Right Time,” a New York sole proprietorship.  The Law Division denied that motion, and Silberberg filed an appeal as of right.  Other parties moved to d

S.B. v. Kindercare Learning Centers, LLC, 815 F.3d 150 (3d Cir. 2016).  S.B., a four-year old girl, was injured at defendant’s day care center.  Her mother sued for negligence, on her own behalf and on behalf of S.B.  After the case was removed to federal court, the mother changed counsel, and the new attorney filed a motion for voluntary dismissal, asserting that S.B. was too young to describe the details of the incident and how it affected her.  The District C