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, 230 N.J. 427 (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

Smith v. Datla, 451 N.J. Super. 82 (App. Div. 2017).  This opinion by Judge Geiger was his first published opinion since his elevation to the Appellate Division.  It involved the applicable statute of limitations for each of three distinct claims that all arose out of a statement by defendant, plaintiff’s doctor, about plaintiff’s HIV-positive status in the presence of a third party.  Plaintiff (Joh