NJ Malpractice Reform Aims To Level Playing Field

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 8:48 PM EST) -- Legislation up for consideration in the New Jersey Assembly on Monday that would slash the time frame for bringing malpractice actions against attorneys and numerous other professionals would square the state with its neighbors and halt unfair fee-shifting in legal malpractice cases, advocates say.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee will weigh A1254, a New Jersey State Bar Association-supported measure that would require plaintiffs to bring professional malpractice actions against attorneys, accountants, architects and other licensed individuals within two years, instead of six years.

The bill also covers...
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