2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:14-9 - 2 Months; Actions Against Sheriffs By Claimants Of Personal Property Attached Or Levied Upon Under Execution
2A:14-9. 2 months; actions against sheriffs by claimants of personal property attached or levied upon under execution
Where a person other than a defendant in attachment or execution lays claim to personal property attached, levied upon, taken or sold by a sheriff or other officer, by virtue of a writ of attachment or execution issuing out of any court of this state, no action shall lie or be brought by the claimant against such sheriff or other officer, either in his official or individual capacity, or against the agent of or person acting for him, to enforce the claim against the sheriff or other officer, agent or person, for such attachment, levy, taking or sale, or to recover the proceeds of such a sale, unless the same is commenced within 2 months from the time the claimant delivers a written notice of his claim to the sheriff or other officer, his attorney or agent. If no such written notice has been delivered to him, the sheriff or other officer may give written notice of the attachment, levy, taking or sale to any person who he may have reason to suppose claims, or before a sale claimed, the property so attached, levied upon, taken or sold; and such person shall thereupon, and within 2 months from the receipt by him of such notice, bring his action against the sheriff or other officer, or the agent or person acting for him, for the enforcement of his claim, or for damages for such attachment, levy, taking or sale, or for the proceeds of such a sale, or be forever thereafter barred therefrom.
This section shall not be construed to affect in any way the liability of any person except such sheriff or officer, in his official capacity and personally, and the agent of such sheriff or officer.
L.1951 (1st SS), c.344.
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