Warren v. Muenzen, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2016).  A 2009 amendment to the Survivor Act, N.J.S.A. 2A:15-3, included language that “[e]very action brought under this chapter shall be commenced within two years of the death of the decedent, and not thereafter,”  Plaintiff in this case, who alleged that medical negligence resulted in her husband’s death from cancer, filed suit on January 18, 2013, within two years after her husband’s September 27, 2011 death. 

Today, Chief Justice Rabner issued the 2016-2017 General Assignment Order, which is available here.  This document contains the assignments of all Superior and Tax Court judges for the coming term.

Relevant to the Appellate Division, the General Assignment Order continues Judge Messano as Presiding Judge for Administration and Judge Sabatino as Deputy Presiding Judge for Administration.  The eight parts (lettered from A through H as usual) have as Presiding Judges (in addition to Judge Messano,

In a Notice to the Bar issued today, which is available here, Judge Messano announced new guidelines for emergent applications in the Appellate Division.  Those guidelines will take effect on September 14, 2015.  There will also be a revised Application for Permission to File Emergent Motion, which is the document that is used to initiate the emergent motion process.

Unlike many rules or guidelines, these new guidelines are in narrative form.  The narrative focuses on four broad subjects:  &#