Shorten statute of limitations for NJ legal malpractice claims

STATE BAR TAKES AIM AT SHORTENING LEGAL MALPRACTICE LIMITATIONS PERIOD

The N.J. Law Journal reports:

A State Bar-backed bill in the Legislature would reduce the statute of limitations in malpractice actions against licensed professionals, including attorneys, and eliminate fee shifting. The measure, A-3929, introduced in May 5, amends N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 to shorten the limitations period from six to two years and dictates that attorneys’ fees “shall not be awarded in any action subject to the limitations period in this subsection, except where authorized by statute of…Rules of Court.”

The latter provision would overrule Saffer v. Willoughby, 143 N.J. 256 (1996), which permits fee shifting in legal malpractice cases.

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One Response to “STATE BAR TAKES AIM AT SHORTENING LEGAL MALPRACTICE LIMITATIONS PERIOD”

  1. Great post! Good to see that the state are finally taking steps in the statute of limitations of malpractice actions against professionals. Thanks for sharing

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