Today, the 2017-18 General Assignment Order issued by Chief Justice Rabner was published.  It is available here.

Judge Messano continues as Presiding Judge for Administration, and Judge Sabatino remains the Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The Presiding Judges of the eight Parts of the Appellate Division are the same as last year, except that Judge Simonelli has replaced Judge Lihotz as Presiding Judge of Part B.  The other Presiding Judges, in Part letter order, are Judges Sabatino, Reisner, Alvarez, Messano,

Today’s seminar, which was sponsored by the NJSBA Appellate Practice Committee, took up the important topic of the record on appeal.  Judge Messano, who headed up the panel, began by stating that the panel hoped actiually to make this topic interesting.  He and the other presenters, who included Judges Lihotz and Cuff (Ret.), as well as representatives of the Supreme Court and Appellate Division Clerk’s offices, succeeded.

Aided by a PowerPoint presentation, the panel began from Rule 2:5-4, w

Royal Tax Lien Services, LLC v. Shuaib, 2017 WL ______ (App. Div. May 11, 2017).  Rule 2:10-5 authorizes an appellate court to exercise “such original jurisdiction as is necessary to the complete determination of any matter on review.”  In comparison to the number of times that parties have asked appellate courts to exercise original jurisdiction, it is relatively rare for courts to do so.  This per curiam opinion by a panel consisting of Judges Messano and S