On this date in 1978, the Supreme Court decided Gilborges v. Wallace, 78 N.J. 342 (1978). The case arose out of an auto accident that resulted in brain injuries to ...

State v. Fair, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2021). Here is how Judge Fisher began his opinion for the Appellate Division in this matter: “Defendant was charged in a ...

The Third Circuit announced today that it “is open for business and will fulfill its constitutional and statutory obligations and responsibilities.” Oral arguments will continue as scheduled, but merits panels ...

The Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee just issued its 2020 report about proposed (and rejected) amendments to the New Jersey Court Rules. The full report is available here. Comments on ...

Today, the Appellate Division published a notice to the bar that was dated August 17, 2016.  That notice can be found here.  The notice advises of several procedural refinements that ...

State Nat’l Ins. Co. v. County of Camden, 824 F.3d 399 (3d Cir. 2016).  The case underlying today’s 2-1 decision involved claims of legal malpractice.  The procedural history was a ...

The Supreme Court has published for comments the report of its Civil Practice Committee.  The report is available here.  The Committee has proposed revisions to three appellate rules. There are ...

Silviera-Francisco v. Elizabeth Bd. of Educ., 224 N.J. 126 (2016).  “Whether a trial court order is final or interlocutory has bedeviled courts and attorneys for decades.”  So said Judge Cuff ...

Witasick v. Minnesota Mutual Life Ins. Co., 803 F.3d 184 (3d Cir. 2015).  This was an insurance coverage case.  It had a lengthy procedural history, one that implicated criminal as ...

Electronic filing in the New Jersey appellate courts has been on the way for several years.  Previous steps toward that end were discussed here and here. Today, attorneys and firms ...