NJ Litigation Reforms Would Allow For Quicker Day In Court

By Martin Bricketto (April 18, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Two recent proposals to reform civil litigation in New Jersey would prevent judges without business expertise from slowing complex commercial cases and help ensure that smaller disputes aren't bogged down because of excessive discovery and uncertain trial dates, attorneys told Law360.

This month, two committees that New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner formed issued recommendations targeting different ends of the spectrum when it comes to civil litigation.

In a report issued April 10, the Working Group on Business Litigation called for the statewide expansion of a pilot program in the Bergen and Essex vicinages under which one judge in...

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