Rotkiske v. Klemm, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2018).  The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692 et seq. (“FDCPA”), states that an action to enforce liability thereunder may be brought “within one year from the date on which the violation occurs.”  Today, in a unanimous en banc opinion, the Third Circuit, speaking through Judge Hardiman, ruled that that language means what it says, and that the statute of limitations runs from “the date on which the vio

Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories, Inc. v. Adelman, ___ N.J. ___ (2018).  This defamation case, which involves an internet article about an employment discrimination lawsuit that was thereafter reprinted in somewhat different form, has pinged and ponged in different directions at each court level that it reached.  The key concepts involved are the “single publication rule,”under which an action for defamation arises at the time of the first p

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