NJ Justices Take Up Arbitration Clause In Debt Agency Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 9:32 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday granted certification to a case in which it will decide if the arbitration clause in a contract a woman signed with a debt management agency was sufficient to waive her right to sue for damages.

In an order signed on Thursday but posted Monday, the state's high court agreed to hear the case of Patricia Atalese, who wants to sue U.S. Legal Services Group LP, the debt management agency she hired to arrange payment plans with creditors. Atalese was...
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