Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In these two closely-watched consumer class action decisions, each of which involved claims regarding defendants’ alleged failure to disclose the price of drinks at their restaurants, plaintiffs and defendants each got some comfort from the 5-1 majority opinion authored by Justice Patterson.  In Dugan, where (as discussed

The Palisades at Fort Lee Condominium Association, Inc. v. 100 Old Palisade, LLC, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  This opinion, by Justice Albin for a unanimous Court, involved a lengthy construction defect litigation.  The issue was when the plaintiff condominium association’s claims “accrued” for purposes of the six-year property damage statute of limitations, N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1.  That statute states that a case must be co

GMAC Mortgage, LLC v. Willoughby, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In 2008, recognizing the effects of the financial crisis on New Jersey homeowners, our Supreme Court established the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.  The Program was intended to foster mediated resolutions that would result in restructuring loans to avoid foreclosure.  Today’s opinion by Justice Albin focuses on a case that went through mediation under the Program, resulting in a signed settlemen