Rippon v. Smigel, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Haas today reverses a dismissal that was based on lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, and res judicata.  The main reason was the state of the motion record, which Judge Haas labeled as “sparse,” “thin,” and “meager.”  The lesson of this decision is that discovery is generally required in order to make an adequate record on which a court can decide a motion to di

Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. New Jersey Dep’t of Environmental Protection, 447 N.J. Super. 444 (App. Div. 2016).  Plaintiff (“CFI”) operates convenience stores and gas stations in many locations in New Jersey.  Hazardous substances are discharged at some of those locations.  Defendant (“DEP”) offers a settlement process under which parties responsible for potential damage to natural resources as a result of hazard

Rutgers University Student Assembly v. Middlesex Cty. Bd. of Elections, 446 N.J. Super. 221 (App. Div. 2016).  This appeal involved the constitutionality of N.J.S.A. 19:31-6.3b, which requires eligible voters to register at least twenty one days before an election in order to be able to vote.  This case came before the Appellate Division in 2014, at which time the panel, in an opinion by Judge Haas that was discussed