Spade v. Select Comfort Corp., ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  [Disclosure:  My partner Susana Cruz Hodge and I submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in this case, on behalf of the Consumers League of New Jersey].  This closely-watched case (actually, two consolidated cases) wa

Due to an unusual amount of business travel (alas, only to three cold-weather locations) and a hefty appellate brief, I have not been able to keep up with the courts in recent weeks.  Here is a belated, and far from complete, summary of some of the decisions that our appellate courts have made in that time:

Ardan v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  In a relatively unusual (for the Supreme Court of New Jersey) 4-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Board of Review proper

Vitale v. Schering-Plough Corp., 231 N.J. 234 (2017).  Plaintiff was hired as a security guard by a security company.  The company required him to agree to waive any claim against any customer of the security company to whom he might be assigned “arising from or related to injuries which are covered under the Workers’ Compensation statutes” (“the “Disclaimer”).

Plaintiff was assigned to defendant Schering-Plough, where he was seriously