Following up on yesterday’s post regarding criminal appeals decided by the Supreme Court in the first half of August, this post summarizes the Court’s decisions in civil cases during that ...

Due to a combination of factors, there have been no posts on this blog in the first half of August. This post will begin the catch-up process by summarizing the ...

Hrymoc v. Ethicon, Inc., 254 N.J. 446 (2023). As explained in more detail here, this was a products liability case involving “pelvic mesh” devices. (Actually, there were two consolidated cases, ...

In the last three days, the Supreme Court issued opinions in two criminal cases and one civil appeal. All three decisions were unanimous. Here are summaries of those rulings: State ...

Parsells v. Somerville Bd. of Educ., 254 N.J. 152 (2023). Justice Fasciale wrote the Court’s unanimous opinion in this case today. Plaintiff lost on the legal issue that prompted the ...

Today, Governor Murphy announced his nomination of Michael Noriega to the Supreme Court. He would fill the seat that was vacated when Justice Albin reached the mandatory retirement age of ...

For many, most law review articles have little relevance. But a recent article by Justice Fasciale, published in the Seton Hall Law Review at 53 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1043 ...

State v. Smart, 253 N.J. 156 (2023). As Justice Fasciale discussed in great detail in his opinion today for a unanimous (5-0, with Justice Solomon and Judge Sabatino not participating) ...

Preparation for a big Appellate Division argument at the end of February limited my ability to post for a period of time. But our courts were busy during that time. ...

The “balancing of interests” often finds its way into judicial opinions. That is especially so in difficult cases. Two opinions issued today, one by the Supreme Court and one by ...