NJ Plan To Speed Civil Cases Stirs Hope For Pretrial Reform

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's call to make civil actions in the state less time-consuming and more affordable has advocates hoping for limits on discovery, greater certainty over trial dates and other reforms that they say would expedite cases while preserving litigants' rights.

Speaking to New Jersey State Bar Association members May 17, Rabner announced the formation of an advisory committee to help achieve “speedier justice for litigants at a lower cost.” The panel will be co-chaired by Camden County Assignment Judge Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina...
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