McCarrell v. Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., 227 N.J. 569 (2017).  Justice Albin’s opinion for a unanimous (6-0, with Justice Patterson not participating) Court today referred to “our evolving choice-of-law jurisprudence.”  Today’s opinion, which adopted the test of the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws §142 for the determination of choice of law in the statute of limitations context, is the latest step in that evolution.

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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. 

The Supreme Court announced this afternoon that it has granted review in three more cases.  The first is an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) case, Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.  The plaintiff there, John Paff, is a frequent filer under OPRA, including (among many others) this case.  Indeed, the Supreme Court already has another Paff OPRA case on its docket, as discussed