RULE 4:69. Actions In Lieu Of Prerogative Writs

4:69-1. Actions in Superior Court, Law Division

Review, hearing and relief heretofore available by prerogative writs and not available under R. 2:2-3 or R. 8:2 shall be afforded by an action in the Law Division, Civil Part, of the Superior Court. The complaint shall bear the designation "In Lieu of Prerogative Writs".

Note: Source-R.R. 4:88-2 (first sentence), 4:88-3 (second sentence). Amended June 20, 1979 to be effective July 1, 1979; amended July 12, 2002 to be effective September 3, 2002.

4:69-2. Motion for Summary Judgment

If the complaint demands the performance of a ministerial act or duty, the plaintiff may, at any time after the filing of the complaint, by motion supported by affidavit and with briefs, apply for summary judgment.

Note: Source-R.R. 4:88-4.

4:69-3. Motion to Law Division for Stay

Upon or after the filing of the complaint, the plaintiff may, by order to show cause or motion supported by affidavit, and with briefs, apply for ad interim relief by way of stay, restraint or otherwise as the interest of justice requires, which relief may be granted by the court with or without terms. When necessary, temporary relief may be granted without notice in accordance with R. 4:52-1.

Note: Source-R.R. 4:88-5.

4:69-4. Filing and Management for Actions in Lieu of Prerogative Writs

The filing of the complaint shall be accompanied by a certification that all necessary transcripts of local agency proceedings in the cause have been ordered. All actions in lieu of prerogative writs will be assigned to Track IV. Within 30 days after joinder and in order to expedite the disposition of the action the managing judge shall conduct a conference, in person or by telephone, with all parties to determine the factual and legal disputes, to mark exhibits and to establish a briefing schedule. The scope and time to complete discovery, if any, will be determined at the case management conference and memorialized in the case management order. At least five days in advance of the conference, each party shall submit to the managing judge a statement of factual and legal issues and an exhibit list.

Note: Former Rule 4:69-4 deleted November 27, 1974 to be effective April 1, 1975. New caption and rule adopted July 3, 2000 to be effective September 5, 2000; amended July 28, 2004 to be effective September 1, 2004.

4:69-5. Exhaustion of Remedies

Except where it is manifest that the interest of justice requires otherwise, actions under R. 4:69 shall not be maintainable as long as there is available a right of review before an administrative agency which has not been exhausted.

Note: Source-R.R. 4:88-14.

4:69-6. Limitation on Bringing Certain Actions

Note: Source-R.R. 4:88-15(a) (b)(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(8)(9) (10)(11)(12) (c). Paragraph (b)(1) amended July 7, 1971 to be effective September 13, 1971; paragraph (b)(3) amended November 2, 1987 to be effective January 1, 1988.

4:69-7. Interlocutory Appeals

If a final decision or action of an agency or officer is reviewable by a trial division of the Superior Court pursuant to R. 4:69, an application may be made by an aggrieved party to such Court for leave to appeal an interlocutory order of such agency or officer in the manner prescribed by R. 3:24, insofar as applicable. Notice of the application shall be given by the party appealing to all other parties in interest.

Note: Amended November 27, 1974 to be effective April 1, 1975.