Baez v. Paulo, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2018).  This was a medical malpractice/wrongful death case.  The Law Division had precluded plaintiff from adding three doctors as defendants after the statute of limitations had expired, ruling that plaintiff had not exercised sufficient diligence to identify those defendants, who had been named as fictitious defendants under Rule 4:26-4, in timely fashion.  Despite having found that the statute of limitations had run out as to the three doctors, t

Watson v. New Jersey Department of Treasury, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Mistaken Imprisonment Act, N.J.S.A. 52:4C-1 to -7, (“the Act”)  allows claims for damages by persons who have been wrongly convicted of a crime and who served a part of a sentence for that crime.  The Act contains a statute of limitations: any claim “shall be brought by the claimant within a period of two years after his release from imprisonment, or after the

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