Educational Law cases are decided by Administrative Law Judges, not Judges in our of the Superior Court System. What’s the difference between the two Courts?

By Jennifer Fortunato, Esq. A Superior Court judge interprets and applies the law, both statutory and case law. Statutory law is enacted by the legislature. Case law is established by judicial decision in litigated matters (i.e. cases of the Trial Court, Appellate Division or Supreme Court). The Law Courts have the authority to adjudicate legal

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Residential Homeowner Escapes Liability for Public Sidewalk Trip and Fall

By Stanley J. Zator, Esq. In the November 26, 2018 unpublished opinion of Reinhardt v. Gornowski (A-1395-17T3), the Appellate Division explored a residential homeowner’s potential for liability following the existence of a dangerous condition on an abutting public sidewalk. In January 2014, William Reinhardt and Robert Gornowski were next door neighbors. Mr. Reinhardt, while walking

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Court outlines when sex offenders may attempt to terminate their registration requirements under Megan’s Law and Community Supervision for Life (CSL)

By Brian D. Kenney, Esq. On December 7, 2018, the Appellate Division decided In the Matter of Registrant H.D., (App. Div. 2018) Docket Nos. A5321-16T1 and A5322-16T1, a decision approved for publication. This matter involved two appeals from sex offender registrants under Megan’s Law.  In 1994 and 1998, respectively, the petitioners were sentenced to community

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