News from the New Jersey State Bar Convention

Last week, the New Jersey State Bar Association held its annual convention in Atlantic City. Over 2,500 judges, lawyers, law clerks, and law students headed down the shore in search of CLEs and the scoop on emerging legal issues. In the following post, NJCJI’s Emily Kelchen reveals her insights on issues of interest to the civil justice community that were discussed at the convention.

By |2017-05-26T01:48:32-04:00May 26, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

NJ’s Discovery Rule Means A Two Year Statute Of Limitations Is Quite Fair

An article in the latest edition of the business newspaper NJBIZ highlights a disagreement between lawyers that has delayed an important change to our civil justice system for nearly a decade. As the article explains, plaintiffs’ attorneys have protested attempts by the New Jersey State Bar Association and other non-legal professional associations to standardize the statute of limitations in professional malpractice cases.

By |2017-03-10T14:48:12-05:00March 10, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments

Decision Invites More Out-Of-State Plaintiffs

The New Jersey Supreme Court has released its opinion in a long-running lawsuit over the acne medicine Accutane. Instead of throwing out the case as time-barred like NJCJI suggested it do, the Court adopted a new test for determining what statute of limitations should apply in case brought by an out-of-state plaintiff.

By |2017-01-24T22:05:25-05:00January 24, 2017|News, Top Stories|0 Comments
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