The New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. v. Patricia Atalese is already wreaking havoc on the arbitration system in New Jersey, and has the potential to negatively impact the law in other states if the U.S. Supreme Court does not step in. That was the take-away from NJCJI’s March 20 teleforum featuring attorney Archis A. Parasharami of Mayer Brown, who is one of the nation’s leading experts on arbitration law.




Materials Discussed During the Call:

U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. v. Patricia Atalese, 219 N.J. 430 (2014).

New Jersey Civil Justice Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s joint amicus brief in support of U.S. Legal Services Group’s cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Jersey cases that have already been impacted by the Atalese ruling:

Dispenziere v. Kushner Cos., 101 A.3d 1126 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2014).

Rosenthal v. Rosenblatt, 2014 WL 5393243 (N.J. Super Ct. App. Div. Oct. 24, 2014).

Kelly v. Beverage Works NY Inc., 2014 WL 6675261 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Nov. 26, 2014).

Doctors’ Associates, Inc. v. Casarotto, 517 U.S. 681 (1996).

Muhammad v. County Bank of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 189 N.J. 1 (2006).

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011).



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