Sunday, March 18, 2018
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, ET AL. VS. E.L. AND K.L. A-1823-16T2
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, ET AL.
VS. E.L. AND K.L.
Finding the pace of the proceedings here to be glacial in comparison to that which the Court found "troubling" in Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. E.D.-O., 223 N.J. 166, 194 (2015), the court concluded that the Department of Children and Families' inexcusable failure to provide complete discovery for a
period of years – a circumstance that delayed the start of an evidentiary hearing about events that occurred more than six years earlier – fully justified an ALJ's dismissal of the Department's abuse and license-removal proceedings against the defendant and warranted the court's conclusion that the Department's reversal