Grimes v. New Jersey Dep’t of Corrections, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This appeal, decided today, had two unusual wrinkles, apart from its substantive outcome.  First, a pro se prisoner plaintiff prevailed over a government agency.  Second, a published opinion was issued per curiam, instead of being signed.  The panel consisted of Judges Messano, Suter, and Grall.

The issue revolved around a “calling policy,” applicable to a

Kadonsky v. Lee, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In this appeal, plaintiff petitioned the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“the Division”) to have marijuana rescheduled from a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance to a Schedule IV or V substance.  The Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, N.J.S.A. 24:21-1 to -56, which gives the Director of the Division power to add, delete, or reschedule controlled substances.  Plaintiff noted that when the Legislature passed th

Blake v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In McClain v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017), discussed here, a panel of the Appellate Division recently addressed an amendment to N.J.S.A. 43:21-5(a) that allows persons who leave a job voluntarily to receive unemployment benefits where the person “acc