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Employers Cannot Shorten Time Frame to Bring Claims Under N.J. LAD

On June 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Emily J. Hanlon In a decision issued yesterday in Rodriguez v. Raymours Furniture Company, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled that provisions in employment agreements shortening the limitations period for bringing claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) are unenforceable. At issue in the trial court […]

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NJ Supreme Court Backs Employer Defense in Supervisor Harassment Suits

On February 13, 2015 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Harris Neal Feldman The New Jersey Supreme Court recently ruled that an employer may assert an effective and enforced anti-harassment policy as an affirmative defense in cases brought against the employer alleging that a supervisor engaged in sexual harassment under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Citing the long-standing U.S. […]

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NJ Banks May Not Face Common Law Tort Claims for Improper Electronic Funds Transfers

On October 3, 2014 by Schnader in Finance

By Edward J. Sholinsky The New Jersey Supreme Court in a matter of first impression held that a non-customer of a bank cannot bring a common law negligence claim against that bank for an improper money transfer via the Internet.  In ADS Associates Group, Inc. v. Oritani Savings Bank, the court […]

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NJ Supreme Court: Consumer Contract Arbitration Clauses are Unenforceable Unless Consumers Are Clearly Notified that Court Redress is Waived

On September 26, 2014 by Schnader in Finance

By Edward J. Sholinsky Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts are unenforceable in New Jersey unless they specifically state that a consumer is waiving the right to pursue statutory and constitutional remedies in court, the New Jersey Supreme Court held. The court in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P., reversed decisions […]

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