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...
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