Appellate Division Affirms Trial Court Determination that E-Mail is Protected by the Absolute Litigation Privilege

Written by: Lynette Siragusa, Esq. In an unpublished decision handed down on January 19, 2018, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a lower court ruling holding that an allegedly defamatory e-mail was protected by the absolute litigation privilege. In the matter, W. James Mac Naughton v. Shai Harmelech, et al., Docket No. A-0155-16, the Plaintiff […]

Read More

Extended Right of Redemption for Sheriff Sale

Appellate Division – Extending Right of Redemption is an Appropriate Remedy for Lack of Notice of Adjourned Sheriff Sale In an unpublished opinion released on July 13, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a Chancery Division decision denying a mortgagor’s motion to vacate a sheriff’s sale in a foreclosure matter where the lender was […]

Read More

Homeowner’s Duty to Social Guests

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie – NJ Appellate Division Reaffirms a Homeowner’s Duty Owed to Social Guest In an unpublished opinion decided on July 5, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division reaffirmed the case law regarding the duty of a social host to warn a guest as to dangerous conditions on residential property. The Court, in Parella […]

Read More

A Lender that Secured and Winterized a Condominium Unit is not a “Mortgagee in Possession”

In a published opinion handed down on June 6, 2017, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that a lender’s assignee that winterized a condominium unit and secured the property by changing the locks after the owner/mortgagor defaulted on the loan and vacated the unit is not a “mortgagee in possession” responsible for the payment of […]

Read More