New Jersey Appellate Division Holds Neighbors Can Enforce Deed Restrictions

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently affirmed summary judgment for plaintiffs who sought to enforce deed restrictions to prevent a neighbor from subdividing their property, despite the fact that the restrictions were not included in the deed to defendants. See Cherry v. Ziad Hadaya, 2021 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2571 (App. Div. Oct. 29, 2021). Defendants own a plot of land on Jefferson Road in Princeton, New Jersey (“Lot 4”). Lot 4 was originally part of […]

By | Feb 01, 2023 ||

New York Court Of Appeals Confirms Registration To Do Business Under Business Registration Statute Does Not Constitute Consent To General Jurisdiction

For more than a century, companies that registered to do business under state business registration statutes were deemed to have consented to general personal jurisdiction — i.e., jurisdiction over all disputes — in that state, regardless of any link between the alleged misconduct and the forum. That was thrown into doubt in 2014, when the Supreme Court of the United States held in Daimler AG v. Bauman1 that, except in extraordinary cases, a corporate defendant is […]

By | Jan 30, 2023 ||

Florida Punitive Damages Amendments Now Subject To Interlocutory Appeal

The Florida Supreme Court just changed the litigation landscape regarding punitive damage claims. On January 6, 2022, the Court amended Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.130, effective April 1, 2022, to explicitly permit interlocutory appeals of orders granting or denying leave to amend a complaint to add a claim for punitive damages. See In Re: Amendment to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.130, No. SC21-129 (Jan. 6, 2022) (“[appeals] to the district courts of appeal of […]

By | Jan 28, 2023 ||