Ricci v. Ricci, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  As Judge Lihotz observed in the opening sentence of her opinion for the Appellate Division in this case, Newburgh v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529 (1982), established the principle that “the privilege of parenthood carries with it the duty to assure a necessary education for children.”  That duty applies, however, only to children who are not emancipated.  “A determination of emancipation is a legal issue, imposed when the

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,

Sackman v. New Jersey Manufacturers Ins. Co., 445 N.J. Super. 278 (App. Div. 2016).  [Disclosure:  I represent New Jersey Manufacturers in certain litigation, but not in this case].  This opinion, issued today, involved an underinsured motorist claim against an insurance company.  The case was tried for three days, and the jury, after deliberating for twenty minutes, returned a verdict in favor of defendant and against plaintiffs.  Plaintiffs appealed and the Ap