NJ Supreme Court Answers 3rd Circ. State Law Query

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 8:58 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's highest court on Tuesday determined that a provision of New Jersey law doesn't stop someone from filing a lawsuit if they successfully moved earlier for the end of a different suit over the same issues for failure to state a claim.

In an opinion written by New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina, the court answered a question put to it by the Third Circuit as the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over New Jersey weighed a case that raised the state's "entire controversy" doctrine as an affirmative defense.

"A party who files a successful motion to...

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