A state appellate court has ruled that a woman’s electronic 311 message to the city of Hoboken regarding an injury she sustained by stepping in a pothole was sufficient to put the city on notice of the issue under the Tort Claims Act.

In a per curiam decision Monday, the Appellate Division affirmed a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Eileen Martinez’s electronic notification was in compliance with the TCA, rebutting the city’s claims that it was unable to investigate the circumstances of Martinez’s injury.

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