The following pieces of legislation were prefiled for introduction for the new legislative session, which officially began on January 10th.   Please contact NJCJI if you would like additional information about any of the following:


Summary New Bill # Old Bill # Sponsors
Extends $50 million cap on appeal bonds in civil actions to all industries in New Jersey A241 A2473 Schaer, McKeon
Permits litigants contesting class certification the right to immediately appeal that ruling. A894 A4135 Chiusano, Wisniewski
Caps noneconomic damages in medical malpractice actions at $250,000. A966 A1367/S610 Weber, Chiusano, McHose
Establishes a medical malpractice part in the Superior Court. A1689 A260 Russo
Concerns liability in good faith treatment cases, standards of care, insurance coverage for medical malpractice actions and also sets time limits on medical malpractice claims being filed. A1806 A1982/S670 Conaway, O’Scanlon, Weber, Handlin, McHose, Angelini, Riley, Huttle, Chiusano
Establishes limits for certain damages in medical malpractice actions. A1926 A1806/S1844 Casagrande