In re Trust of Violet Nelson, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  As Judge Ostrer stated in his opinion in this case today, the issue was “whether a trial court may look beyond the apparently plain language of a trust that benefitted the settlor’s ‘grandchildren’ to determine whether the settlor intended to benefit only some of her grandchildren.”  The answer, the panel stated, was “yes,” with the result that a contrary partial summary

Green v. Monmouth University, 452 N.J. Super. 542 (App. Div. 2018).  Today’s opinion by Judge Leone affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendant Princeton University under the Charitable Immunity Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:53A-7 to -11 (“the Act”).  Judge Ostrer joined in that opinion, which applied the de novo standard of review.  Judge Fisher, however, dissented.  The case is thus ripe to go to the Supreme Court as of right, due to the dissent.

The case arose

Abboud v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 450 N.J. Super. 400 (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Ostrer interpreted an “insured vs. insured” exclusion in a directors and officers liability insurance policy.  That exclusion generally bars coverage for claims by one insured against another, such as counterclaims brought against plaintiff by his fellow officers of a limited liability company and that LLC itself.  After the insurer denied coverage, plaintiff