GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Willoughby, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 2008, recognizing the effects of the financial crisis on New Jersey homeowners, our Supreme Court established the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.  The Program was intended to foster mediated resolutions that would result in restructuring loans to avoid foreclosure.  Today’s opinion by Justice Albin focuses on a case that went through mediation under the Program, resulting in a signed settlemen

Paff v. Galloway Tp., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In this OPRA case, as discussed here, plaintiff sought to obtain copies of fields in e-mails sent by the Galloway Township Clerk and the Township’s Police Chief during a two-week period in 2013.  Plaintiff did not seek the e-mails themselves, but only the “sender,” “recipient,” “date

NL Industries, Inc. v. State, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 1976, the Legislature passed the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 to -23.24 (“the Spill Act”).  The Spill Act became effective in 1977.

Years earlier, in the early 1970’s, Sea-Land Corporation built a seawall in Laurence Harbor, NJ that was designed to protect the area from erosion.  That seawall was built, in part, with slag, an industrial byproduct, which was allege