Author: Michael A. Cifelli

Court Chastises NJ Municipality for Attempting to Circumvent OPRA

NJ Court Outlines Role of Judge and Jury in Tort Claims Act Suits

Under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, the standard of liability applied to a public entity depends on whether it exercised discretionary decision-making or performed ministerial acts. In Henebema v. South Jersey Transportation Authority, the Appellate Division considered whether a judge or jury should resolve that threshold dispute. The distinction

Proposed Bill Would Change How Joint Municipal Judges Are Appointed

Legislation pending in the New Jersey Assembly would alter how judges are appointed to joint and central municipal courts. A joint municipal court is created by two or more municipalities and has jurisdiction over cases from these municipalities.  A central municipal court is created by a county and has jurisdiction

Will New Fine Collection Rules Be a Cash Cow For New Jersey Municipalities?

New Jersey municipalities are starting to reap the benefits of a new rule that privatizes the collection of municipal court fines. The rule specifically authorizes municipalities to contract with private collection agencies to collect delinquent fines owed to local courts. According to a recent article in the New Jersey Law