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,

Gil v. Clara Maass Medical Center, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This was a medical malpractice case.  The appeal, however, resulted from the Law Division’s grant of summary judgment in favor of certain insurers, which threw out plaintiff’s claim that the allegedly negligent physician, Dr. Copur, was the covered hospital’s “employee” or a “leased worker,” or that the doctor’s limited liability company, FirstChoice OB/GY

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited v. SAC Capital Management, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Judge Fisher often is able to write remarkably concise opinions, as shown (for example here and