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

Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health System, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s unanimous, scholarly opinion by Justice Solomon, with an equally scholarly concurring opinion by Jsutice LaVecchia, arose from an appeal as of right in this Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) case.  The Appellate Division split 2-1 as to whether there were genuine issues of material fact for trial, with the majority concluding that there were such issues.  The defendant, Saint C