The Appellate Court, presented with the issue three times on appeal, exercised its original jurisdiction, and held "....that an award of attorney's fees is mandatory and the judge of compensation is not limited by the statutory formula governing fee awards following an award of benefits. Quereshi v. Cintas Corp. (Quereshi I), 413 N.J. Super. 492, 503 (App. Div. 2010)."
In its decision the Appellate Court opined, "...the judge of compensation misinterpreted our original opinion"....and that "the alternative interpretation of the judge's action -- willful defiance of our mandate --is completely unacceptable behavior."
Qureshi v. Cintas Corporation, A-2703-10T2 (NJ App Div 2012) Decided Feb 15, 2012 (Quereshi III), Unpublished Decision. 2012 WL 469726 (N.J.Super.A.D.