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

The Supreme Court announced that three more cases have been added to its docket.  State v. Carrero, Jr. is before the Court by virtue of a dissent in the Appellate Division.  The question presented there, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did the evidence elicited in this trial for first-degree murder support a jury charge on passion/provocation manslaughter?”  The majority in the Appellate Division, Judges Yannotti and St. John, found a passion/provocation charge appropriate.  Judge Guadagno dissented.  Now the Supreme Court will resolve th