New Jersey’s affidavit-of-merit statute applies to suits against law firms for malpractice, not just individual lawyers, an appeals court held Monday in a case of first impression.

The judges, in Shamrock Lacrosse Inc. v. Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg & Ellers, A-5730-08, rejected the argument that a firm cannot be a “licensed person” within the statute’s meaning.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]