Rotkiske v. Klemm, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2018).  The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692 et seq. (“FDCPA”), states that an action to enforce liability thereunder may be brought “within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.”  Today, in a unanimous en banc opinion, the Third Circuit, speaking through Judge Hardiman, ruled that that language means what it says, and that the statute of limitations runs from “the date on which the vio

Morris v. T.D. Bank, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This case arose out of a robbery at a T.D. Bank in Union, New Jersey.  Plaintiff, an African-American man, was waiting before a teller to make a withdrawal.  Another African-American man approached the teller before plaintiff and, unbeknownst to plaintiff, gave the teller a note that said “[b]ig bills please this is a hold up.”  The teller gave him a stack of bills, and the robber left the bank.  Plaintiff then move

Empower our Neighborhoods v. Guadagno, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was an election case under the federal and New Jersey civil rights acts, both of which provide attorneys’ fee-shifting in favor of a prevailing plaintiff.  At the trial level, Judge Mary Jacobson observed that the lawsuit brought by plaintiff, an advocacy group, had “changed the landscape of election law in New Jersey, as all 5.88 million registered voters in New Jersey now ha[d