Jones v. Morey’s Pier, Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Under the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, N.J.S.A. 59:8-8, a tort plaintiff who fails to timely serve a notice of tort claim on a public entity is barred from suing that entity.  Until today, the Supreme Court had never decided whether a failure of a defendant who wishes to assert a claim for contribution or common law indemnification to timely serve a tort claim notice bars those types of claims.  Lower courts had split.  Today,

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.

North Jersey Media Group, Inc. v. Lyndhurst Tp., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Due to the amount of administrative duties that attend the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Chief Justices traditionally have not authored as many opinions as Associate Justices do.  But when Chief Justices write, it is often an unusually important decision and/or one with significant public policy overtones.  This decision by Chief Justice Rabner, for a unanimous