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Another Outlier Opinion on Arbitration

Last week, the New Jersey Appellate Division issued another decision that restricts the ability of employers to enter arbitration agreements with their employees. The two-judge panel in Dugan vs. Best Buy Co. Inc., voided an otherwise valid arbitration agreement over the check-the-box agreement process the company used to roll out its new policy.

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Kass for President

The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s Board of Directors has selected Alida Kass as the organization’s new president. Alida is no stranger to our members, who have come to rely on her sound judgement and legal advice since she joined our organization as chief counsel in 2012.

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2000 Cases Revived by Court in Ruling Over Expert Evidence

The Appellate Division has issued a significant published opinion in the ongoing legal battle over the acne drug Accutane. Over 2,000 claims were revived by this decision. If upheld by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the long-term effects of the decision will be even more significant, as it all but eliminates the existing, critical gate-keeping role of trial court judges on admissibility of expert testimony.

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