Late Notice Tougher For NJ Tort Plaintiffs In Gov't Suits

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 7:26 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs who may have tort claims against public entities in New Jersey but miss a 90-day deadline for putting them on notice could have an even harder time bringing their cases following a state Supreme Court ruling Tuesday that inattentive counsel and nondebilitating medical conditions can't excuse a failure to meet such presuit requirements.

Critics say the ruling — in the case of a community health organization founder who wanted to sue Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey for allegedly...
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