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WINNERS Michael Hrycak The Westfield attorney is entitled to attorneys’ fees for the time and effort expended in enforcing a fee arbitration determination covered by a retainer agreement, the Appellate Division rules. Condo Associations Their boards can change the method of calculating maintenance assessments several years after the condo has been in operation, though modifications should be the exception, an appeals court rules. Prosecutors The statutory physical force or violence needed to convict for third-degree resisting arrest need not include risk of physical harm, the state Supreme Court decides. LOSERS Putative Stalkers An appeals court sustains a trial judge’s order that a defendant, already subject to a restraining order for stalking and harassing his ex-wife, must move out of a house in the victim’s neighborhood. Religious Schools The state withdraws a $250,000 grant to Seton Hall Preparatory School after the ACLU and a Jewish group allege in a suit that the plan violated the religion clauses of the U.S. and N.J. constitutions. Prosecutors When a kidnapping victim is safely released, the state, in order to obtain a first-degree conviction, must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knew he caused harm, an appeals court rules.

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