A New Jersey State Bar-backed bill in the Legislature would reduce the statute of limitations in malpractice actions against licensed professionals, including attorneys, and eliminate fee shifting.

The measure, A-3929, introduced on May 5, amends N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 to shorten the limitations period from six to two years and dictates that attorney fees “shall not be awarded in any action subject to the limitations period in this subsection, except where authorized by statute or … Rules of Court.”

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