NJ Can't Stop Reinstatement Of Worker In Drunken Crash

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Thursday failed to derail an arbitration decision forcing it to reinstate an employee who crashed his work van while drunk, as an appeals court found that policy concerns against drunken driving couldn't overcome a limited review standard for such awards.

A three-judge Appellate Division panel said courts sometimes can vacate an arbitration award for public policy reasons, but not when the award is at least “reasonably debatable.” An arbitrator's February 2012 decision that Mark Mather, an NJTA toll electronic maintenance...
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