Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  As a public body, Kean University’s Board of Trustees is subject to the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 to,-21 (“OPMA”).  This decision by Judge Fuentes addressed two issues under the OPMA.  The first was what is meant by the statute’s requirement, in N.J.S.A. 10:4-14, that minutes of a public body’s meetings be made “promptly available.”  T

Midland Funding, LLC v. Bordeaux, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2016).  This was a small claims case in which plaintiff sought to collect a consumer debt as to which it was an assignee.  After defendant filed an answer and a counterclaim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692 et seq., plaintiff answered that counterclaim, and the parties began discovery, plaintiff moved to compel arbitration.  That motion was based on submission of a purported arbitrat

Today, Chief Justice Rabner issued the 2016-2017 General Assignment Order, which is available here.  This document contains the assignments of all Superior and Tax Court judges for the coming term.

Relevant to the Appellate Division, the General Assignment Order continues Judge Messano as Presiding Judge for Administration and Judge Sabatino as Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The eight parts (lettered from A through H as usual) have as Presiding Judges (in addition to Judge Messano,