The Appellate Division schedule of Parts for the period June 19 through September 13 was published today and is available here.  As usual, no judge is on duty for more than one two-week period during the summer.  Except for Part P, the summer Parts all consist of two judges, though “[a] third judge will be available for each [P]art as needed.”  For undisclosed reasons, Part P, one of two Parts that will cover Session 4, July 31-August 13, consists of three judges, Judges Sabatino, O’Connor, and Gib

In re N.J.A.C. 12:17-2.1, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Given the deferential standard of review of the validity of regulations promulgated by administrative agencies, it is relatively rare that a court finds such a regulation to be arbitrary and capricious, and therefore invalid.  Today’s opinion by Judge Sabatino, however, does just that, regarding a regulation promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  The panel recognized that its scope

Wolens v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, 449 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2017).  In the opening paragraph of his opinion for the Appellate Division today, Judge Sabatino encapsulated virtually this entire case:

“Plaintiff Kathleen Wolens appeals the trial court’s October 9, 2015 order granting summary judgment and dismissing her complaint against her deceased mother’s former investment company, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (“Morgan Stanley