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Malpractice Decision Highlights Importance of NJ’s Affidavit of Merit Requirements

In order to file a medical malpractice claim, plaintiffs in New Jersey must submit an affidavit of merit from a board-certified medical professional with expertise in the medical procedure at issue attesting that the care provided by the defendant fell outside acceptable professional standards. The law ensures that physicians are being justly accused of wrongdoing, so it is critical that courts carefully and consistently enforce it. More »

Study Shows New Jersey Home to Disproportionately Large Number of Class Action Cases

NERA Economic Consulting has released a new study on consumer class action settlements that indicates the number of such cases is steadily growing. The data also indicates that New Jersey is one of the most popular jurisdictions for filing consumer class actions.

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Rule of Law in Action

Respect for the “rule of law” is one of the guiding principles of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute. However, we rarely take time out to discuss this important concept or to applaud judges who practice this principle. Today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Halbig v. Burwell presents More »