NJ Pushes Back Against Pro-Arbitration Federal Policy

Law360, New York (March 10, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT) -- Over the past several months, New Jersey courts and the New Jersey Legislature have taken steps to limit the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases endorsing the use of arbitration clauses to limit exposure to consumer fraud class actions. Because arbitration provisions appear in many routine consumer contracts and often include class action waivers, the net effect of this trend is to make New Jersey a more attractive venue for the filing of such class actions.

Recent Supreme Court Precedent on Consumer Arbitration

In a series of recent cases including AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and American Express Co. v. Italian...

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