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

Warren v. Muenzen, 448 N.J. Super. 52 (App. Div. 2016).  A 2009 amendment to the Survivor Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:15-3, included language that “[e]very action brought under this chapter shall be commenced within two years of the death of the decedent, and not thereafter,”  Plaintiff in this case, who alleged that medical negligence resulted in her husband’s death from cancer, filed suit on January 18, 2013, within two years after her husband’s September 27, 2011 death.  B