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Ronald Grayzel
Tort Law
Is the “formidable standard” of the Millison test — the shield against causes of action brought by injured workers against their employers — in fact the “impossible standard”?

Edward Snyder
Family Law
Many practitioners awaited guidance from the Supreme Court on issues regarding alimony when one spouse is the beneficiary of a trust, but the court provided none and simply adopted the ruling of the Appellate Division.

Lewis Goldshore
Environmental Law
The court ruled that OPRA’s purpose would not be advanced by compelling disclosure of the Rutgers Environmental Law Clinic’s documents regarding its representation of two nonprofit citizens groups opposing construction of an outlet mall.

Edward Buzak
Municipal Law
The Supreme Court found that the discovery rule does not obviate the need to comply with the statutory notice requirements of the Tort Claims Act.
Bennett Wasserman

Jeffrey A. Oshin
Legal Ethics & Malpractice
Malpractice claims are not absolutely barred following a settlement agreement; equitable exceptions exist, even allowing claims based on conduct that postdates execution of the settlement agreement.

Arthur Raynes
Commercial Law
The portion of a loan exceeding the limits of the FHA regulation is void and not collectible by the bank, but the portion not exceeding the limit is valid and secured by the housing unit.

Alan Zegas
Criminal Law
Fewer criminal cases than in the past were heard this term, and the decisions show an inclination by the court to interpret individual rights narrowly.

Rosemary Alito
Employment Law
Statutory increases in the pension and health-care contributions required of justices and judges violates the “no-diminution” clause of the New Jersey Constitution, with regard to those currently in service. But justices and judges appointed after the enactment of the relevant statute will be subject to the increased contributions.