IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING NEW JERSEY UPPER COURT JUDGMENT SEARCHES
Updated April 24, 2020
On March 17, 2020, March 27, 2020 and April 24, 2020, the New Jersey Supreme Court entered orders declaring March 16, 2020 through May 10, 2020 to be legal holidays for the computation of time under the court rules and as to filings regarding New Jersey Statutes of Limitations. We do not believe these orders affect the 20-year statute for issuing writs of execution to enforce judgments.
Copies of the Court’s orders are available here:
Some of our customers may not want to rely on this interpretation of the Court’s orders and choose to have any judgments reported since March 16, 2000 show in their search results.
To accommodate our customers we have updated our continuation format. All judgment continuations that are run on a 20 year judgment search that had an end date of March 16, 2020 or later will now include any judgments that may have been reported from March 16, 2000 through the start date of the original judgment search. All other components of our judgment continuation remain the same. In addition, all new searches will default to a start date of March 16, 2000 and run through our then current certification date until further notice.
We believe these cautionary measures should address any concerns with minimal disruption to your workflow.
On behalf of all of us at State Capital, we hope you and your friends, families, and colleagues are safe. Our hearts go out to all those who are being impacted by the effects of the coronavirus.
As you continue to adapt to a new way of life, we’re here for you. Our website is fully functional to order, track, and retrieve your searches, 24/7/365. We continue to obtain the latest index records to remain current with certifying the reports we deliver back to you. We know that many of you are working remotely, as is everyone at State Capital. Rest assured we are still available to help you sustain traction and ensure business continuity.
While we at State Capital work remotely, we ask that our customers please use email to contact us for the fastest and most reliable response times. If you need to speak with an associate, let us know in your email with your contact information, and a State Capital representative will call you promptly.
For questions regarding your searches, email the department you need to contact:
- Judgment Department and Litigation Searches: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Corporation and UCC Department: email@example.com
- Chancery Abstract Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For all other inquiries: email@example.com
We hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.
Chris Eler, President & CEO