Givaudan Fragrances Corp. v. Aetna Cas. & Surety Co., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia, a 6-0 ruling (Justice Albin did not participate) aligned New Jersey with the majority of jurisdictions on an issue of insurance law.  As the first sentence of the opinion states, the issue was “whether this state adheres to the rule that an anti-assignment clause in an insurance policy may not bar the assignment of a post-loss clai

In re Declaratory Judgment Actions Filed by Various Municipalities, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In the Appellate Division decision in this case, reported at 446 N.J. Super. 259 (App. Div. 2016), and discussed here, the panel faced the question of whether a municipality’s affordable housing need for the period of 1999-2015 (a time when the Council on Afford

In re Robbinsville Tp. Bd. of Educ. v. Washington Tp. Educ. Ass’n, __ N.J. ___ (2016).  In Borough of Keyport v. International Union of Operating Engineers, 222 N.J. 314 (2015), the Supreme Court approved temporary layoffs of public workers where those layoffs were motivated by an economic crisis.  Importantly, as a backdrop those layoffs, “an emergency regulation was promulgated that temporarily authorized municipalities go