Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  Yesterday’s opinion by Justice LaVecchia reversed in part and affirmed as modified a decision of the Appellate Division that was reported at 448 N.J. Super. 520 (App. Div. 2017), and was discussed here.  Without reiterating all the underlying facts of this Open Public Meetings Act (“OPMA”) case, there were t

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

A.T v. M. Cohen, M.D., 231 N.J. 237 (2017).  “This was an appeal as of right in a medical malpractice case in which plaintiff was a minor.  Due to counsel’s oversight, plaintiff failed to file an affidavit of merit within the required time, although plaintiff did provide one shortly thereafter.  The Law Division granted summary judgment in favor of defendant, denied plaintiff’s motion for a voluntary dismissal without prejudice to allow plaintiff to avoid summary judgme