Baez v. Paulo, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was a medical malpractice/wrongful death case.  The Law Division had precluded plaintiff from adding three doctors as defendants after the statute of limitations had expired, ruling that plaintiff had not exercised sufficient diligence to identify those defendants, who had been named as fictitious defendants under Rule 4:26-4, in timely fashion.  Despite having found that the statute of limitations had run out as to the three doctors, t

Jacobs v. Jersey Central Power & Light Co., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Sabatino today is an abbreviated version of a longer opinion that was not approved for publication.  As a result, the decision sets forth the standards of review for a number of issues, but essentially addresses only one question: whether plaintiff, who was injured when she tripped over or stepped into a hole left on her property by a worker employed by the defe

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,