The NJ Supreme Court reversed a ruling of the Appellate Division and declared the Legislature’s 2004 amendment to the workers’ compensation act not to have retroactive application. The Amendment increased benefits to 70% of wages for dependents of injured workers. The Supreme Court reasoned that the Legislature demonstrated no intent of making the amendment retroactive.

Complete Decision
http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/opinions/supreme/A-34-07%20Cruz%20v%20Central%20Jersey%20Landscaping.pdf