NJ Senate OKs Bill To Balance Legal Fees In Lease Disputes

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate on Monday approved legislation that would require landlords to pay their tenants' attorneys' fees in legal battles if the tenants prevail, a bill that would prevent landlords from codifying legal-fee reimbursement in a lease without affording tenants the same right.

In a 31-3 vote, the state Senate passed S2018, which would require any court presiding over a landlord-tenant dispute to interpret any lease that calls for a tenant to reimburse a landlord's legal fees to mean that the landlord must pay the...
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