E&J Equities v. Franklin Tp. Bd. of Adj. , ___ N.J. ___ (2016).  Billboards are not everyone’s favorite thing.  Many view them as a blot on the landscape (and not humorous at all, unlike the 1980’s British comedy “Blott on the Landscape“).  Here, after plaintiff had applied to the defendant Board for a variance allowing it to install a digital billboard on its land along I-287, Franklin Town

In the last ten days, the Supreme Court, nearing the end of its term, has issued a number of opinions.  It has been hard to keep up with them all.  To catch up, here are brief summaries of the Court’s recent rulings:

Meehan v. Antonellis, 226 N.J. 216 (2016).  In an opinion by Judge Cuff, a unanimous Court reversed the dismissal of a complaint in a dental malpractice case.  That dismissal was based on a ruling that plaintiff was required to submit an affidavit of merit from

Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. v. Benun, 226 N.J. 41 (2016).  A future advance mortgage, in broad outline, is a mortgage that secures a loan that is made in stages, rather than all at once.  This case called on the Supreme Court to decide whether and when such a mortgage has priority over an intervening lien.  The Appellate Division, in an opinion summarized briefly here, applied the common law rule that