Lawson v. Dewar

In this civil rights suit, Plaintiff filed a complaint against the Borough of Bound Brook and numerous of its police officers alleging, under various legal theories, that he was physically beaten, at times while handcuffed, when arrested by Bound Brook police officers. Plaintiff moved for, among other things: a discovery extension and the right to conduct certain depositions. The trial court denied the motion and then denied a motion for reconsideration. In summarily deciding this interlocutory appeal and vacating the order under review, the New Jersey Appellate Division wrote “chiefly to point out commonly misunderstood distinctions between motions seeking reconsideration of final orders and motions seeking reconsideration of interlocutory orders.”

Lawson