NJ High Court Takes On Arbitration, Atty Conduct In 2014

Law360, New York (December 22, 2014, 8:45 PM EST) -- A ruling exposing arbitration provisions to tougher scrutiny was perhaps the New Jersey Supreme Court's furthest-reaching decision in the latter half of 2014, though the justices also broadly shielded information shared between lawyers for clients with common interests and took a hard line on bribery-related attorney discipline.

The consumer-friendly opinion in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group LP is just one example of the court's wide-ranging work over the past year, which saw Gov. Chris Christie end uncertainty over Chief Justice Stuart Rabner's fate by renominating the former attorney general for tenure and Justice Lee Solomon join the panel.

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