Conley v. Guerrero, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Today’s decision in this case, written by Justice Solomon for a unanimous Court, largely affirmed the ruling of the Appellate Division, reported at 443 N.J. Super. 62 (App. Div. 2015), and discussed here.  The case proceeded from the resolution of New Jersey State Bar Ass’n v. New Jersey Ass’n of Realtor Bds., 93 N.J.

Roach v. BM Motoring, LLC, ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  Plaintiffs bought used cars from defendants.  In connection with those purchases, plaintiffs signed Dispute Resolution Agreements (“DRA’s”) that required any disputes to be arbitrated “in accordance with the rules” of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Several months later, plaintiffs filed for arbitration with the AAA, asserting claims under consumer protection statutes.  The DRA&

Serico v. Rothberg, 448 N.J. Super. 604 (App. Div. 2017).  In this medical malpractice case, plaintiff and defendant entered into a “high-low” agreement while awaiting a jury verdict.  As Judge Rothstadt noted in his opinion in this case today, such an agreement “guarantees a plaintiff a minimum recovery and limits a defendant’s exposure to an agreed upon amount, regardless of the jury’s award, if any.”  The low was $300,000 and the high was $1 million.