A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of March 5-11.


Are NJ Courts Anti-Arbitration?

Charles Toutant | New Jersey Law Journal

A spate of recent cases has seen New Jersey courts invalidating what they believed were unfairly lopsided arbitration agreements, a trend some attorneys view as a divergence from the U.S. Supreme Court’s strong pro-arbitration policy.

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Patent Troll Laws Would Do More Harm Than Good, N.J. Legal Reform Group Says

Emma Gallimore | Legal Newsline

The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is once again speaking out against proposed legislation targeting so-called patent trolls.

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Will Christie-Sweeney Fight Over N.J. Supreme Court Spark ‘Chaos’?

Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

State lawmakers from both parties said Tuesday they fear the renewed battle between Gov. Chris Christie and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney over a six-year vacancy on the state Supreme Court could lead to “innocent” judges being taken “hostage” and a serious disruption in New Jersey’s judicial system.

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Drivers Defend Bid for Class Action Lawsuit in Bridgegate Case

Tim Darragh | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A group of drivers and transportation firms is fighting a second effort to dismiss their bid to sue the state of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other defendants for damages over the Bridgegate lane closures in 2013.

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