No. A-45 September Term 2014, 075265.

141 A.3d 1162 (2016)

226 N.J. 216

Stephen MEEHAN, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Peter ANTONELLIS, DMD, Defendant-Respondent.

Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Decided August 9, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

E. Drew Britcher argued the cause for appellant ( Britcher Leone , attorneys; Mr. Britcher and Jessica E. Choper , Glen Rock, on the briefs).

Kenneth M. Brown argued the cause for respondent (Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, attorneys; Robert T. Gunning , Parsippany, of counsel and on the briefs).

Abbott S. Brown , West Orange, argued the cause for amicus curiae New Jersey Association for Justice (Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown and Schottland, attorneys; Mr. Brown, Jonathan H. Lomurro , and Christina Vassiliou Harvey , Freehold, on the brief).

John Zen Jackson , Morristown, argued the cause for amicus curiae Medical Society of New Jersey (McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, attorneys).

In this appeal, we return to the vexing and recurring issue of whether an affidavit of merit submitted by a plaintiff in an action alleging negligence by a licensed professional satisfies the requirements of the Affidavit of Merit statute (AOM statute), N.J.S.A. 2A:53A...

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