In re Veto of Minutes of New Jersey Racing Comm’n, 429 N.J. Super. 277 (App. Div. 2012).  This case, in which Judge Messano wrote the Appellate Division’s opinion, involved an unusual statutory ...

Santiago v. New York & New Jersey Port Authority, 429 N.J. Super. 150 (App. Div. 2012).  N.J.S.A. 32:1-163 states that “in the case of any suit, action or proceeding for the recovery ...

Filgueiras v. Newark Public Schools, 426 N.J. Super. 449 (App. Div. 2012).  This case arose out of the allegedly improper termination of a gym teacher by Newark Public Schools.  [Disclosure:  My firm, ...

The NJSBA Annual Meeting in Atlantic City featured a program today on the “nuts and bolts” of appellate practice.  The panel of speakers was headed by Judges Carchman and Messano.  ...

Konop v. Rosen, 425 N.J. Super. 391 (App. Div. 2012).  Trial lawyers and appellate lawyers take heed!  The Appellate Division, speaking through an encyclopedic opinion by Judge Messano, has issued one of ...

Society of Holy Child Jesus v. City of Summit, 418 N.J. Super. 365 (App. Div. 2011).  State tax statutes and the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) are not often bedfellows in the same case.  This ...

Division of Youth & Family Services v. M.D., 417 N.J. Super. 583 (App. Div. 2011).  This lengthy opinion by Judge Messano focuses on what information counsel must provide to a defendant who ...