Tort Law

Court Firmly Established a Moderate Course in Tort Law

No longer a liberal forum

, New Jersey Law Journal

The Supreme Court has firmly established a moderate course in tort law. The Court fashioned tight standards of proof for plaintiffs in automobile cases and for the use of res ipsa in medical malpractice litigation. Where the court perceived a legislative intent for expansive liability like consumer fraud and child sex abuse, the Court interpreted the statutes liberally.

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