October 11, 2017
Contact: Kate Coscarelli
Associate Executive Director, Communications
NEW BRUNSWICK - The New Jersey Supreme Court today upheld a lower court ruling in Smith v. Datla, which was in line with the association's amicus argument. The Supreme Court's order denied certification of the case and let the Appellate Division opinion stand.
The case involved the proper statute of limitations that should be applied to matters involving the AIDS Assistance Act. The association advocated against any attempt to limit the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and their access to the courts due to a restrictive statute of limitations, which could have broad-reaching effects and extend to claims in other areas of law.
NJSBA Trustees William Mergner and Craig Hubert were involved in the case.
Read the Appellate Division opinion here. Read the NJSBA brief here.