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

Landers v. Landers, 444 N.J. Super. 315 (App. Div. 2016).  This opinion by Judge Lihotz addresses when alimony can be changed due to the retirement of the spouse obligated to pay that alimony.  In 2014, the statute governing alimony was amended to add a new section (j) to N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.  That new section “lists objective considerations a judge must examine and weigh when reviewing an obligor’s request to modify or terminate alimony when an obligor retires.”  A good f

Chief Justice Rabner has issued the General Assignment Order for 2015-16.  The full Order, whose assignments take effect on September 1, 2015, can be viewed here.

As far as the Appellate Division goes, the General Assignment Order shows that Judge Messano will continue as Presiding Judge for Administration, while Judge Sabatino will serve as Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The Presiding Judges of the eight Appellate Division Parts will be the same as this past year.  They are Judg