NJ Plaintiffs Attys Protest Shorter Malpractice-Suit Window

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 7:33 PM ET) -- Plaintiffs lawyers and consumer advocates on Monday blasted New Jersey legislation that would tighten the window for bringing malpractice cases against attorneys and other professionals, claiming it would deny justice for wronged clients.

The state Assembly Judiciary Committee didn't vote on A1254, but it got a taste of stark disagreements over the measure sponsored by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, D-Hudson. The proposal slashing the statute of limitations for professional malpractice suits has pitted two legal heavyweights against each other: the New Jersey State Bar Association, which...
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