Over the past few years, the New Jersey Board of Nursing has become very active in reviewing medical malpractice lawsuits involving nurses. The Board reviews these cases after the underlying action is completed. The Board was provided specific statutory authority to review cases to evaluate whether the nurse involved was guilty of professional misconduct and if so, to order penalties assessed to the nurse’s license to practice.
On Monday, January 26, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion in Morristown Associates v. Grant Oil Co., ___ N.J. ___ (2015), unanimously holding that the general six-year statute of limitations applicable to injury to real property does not apply to private contribution claims under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (“Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11f(a)(2)(a).