Tomorrow’s Anticipated Blizzard Affects Oral Arguments in New Jersey’s Appellate Courts and in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

The Supreme Court has announced that it has adjourned the oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow.  One of the cases to be argued was a major consumer class action case, Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, 445 N.J. Super. 59 (App. Div. 2016) (discussed here).

The several Appellate Division panels that had oral arguments scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday are doing different things, but none of them will be conducting in-person oral arguments as scheduled.  As stated here, the arguments before Part C, which were to take place in New Brunswick, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled as telephone conferences.  Tomorrow’s Part E arguments, scheduled for Morristown, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled, with no reference to whether they will be in person or by telephone.

On Wednesday, when things may still not be back to normal after the big storm, arguments before Part H, which were scheduled for Newark, will be heard, but as telephone conferences.  The Wednesday arguments scheduled for Part D in Toms River have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it will be closed tomorrow.  Documents may still be filed with that court electronically tomorrow, but electronic and paper documents that are due tomorrow will be considered timely if filed or received on Wednesday.  Oral arguments scheduled for Wednesday will be heard that day.

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