State ex rel. Campagna v. Post Integrations, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The New Jersey False Claims Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:32C-1 to -18 (“NJFCA”), encourages lawsuits by private parties, known as relators, in the interest of the State of New Jersey, to help the State recoup monies wrongly taken from or not paid to the State.  But the NJFCA expressly excludes “claims, records, or statements made in connection with State tax laws.

Smith v. Datla, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Geiger was his first published opinion since his elevation to the Appellate Division.  It involved the applicable statute of limitations for each of three distinct claims that all arose out of a statement by defendant, plaintiff’s doctor, about plaintiff’s HIV-positive status in the presence of a third party.  Plaintiff (Jo

Ocwen Loan Services, LLC v. Quinn, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The doctrine of equitable subrogation provides that “a refinancing lender whose security turns out to be defective is subrogated by equitable assignment to the position of the lender whose lien discharged by the proceeds of [a] later loan, there being no prejudice to or justified reliance by a party in adverse interest.”  In today’s decision by Judge Carroll, the Appellate Division face