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Orders Compelling or Denying Contractual Arbitration Provisions Are Directly Appealable

Posted by February 22, 2018 , , ,

In a published decision issued on February 16, 2018, the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division clarified that a trial court's decision to compel or deny enforcement of a contractual arbitration provision constitutes a "final order" that triggers the 45-day appeal period provided under R. 2:4-4.  Hayes v. Turnersville Chrysler Jeep, Docke ... Read More.

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Should New Jersey Enact a Court Rule Punishing Litigants for Filing Frivolous Appeals?

Posted by December 22, 2016 ,

Unlike the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that apply in civil actions appealed from the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Court Rules governing actions filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey (state court) do not include a specific rule allowing a prevailing party to recover legal fees incurred in defending a frivolous appea ... Read More.

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