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&

Wolens v. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In the opening paragraph of his opinion for the Appellate Division today, Judge Sabatino encapsulated virtually this entire case:

“Plaintiff Kathleen Wolens appeals the trial court’s October 9, 2015 order granting summary judgment and dismissing her complaint against her deceased mother’s former investment company, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (“Morgan Stanl

Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  As a public body, Kean University’s Board of Trustees is subject to the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 to,-21 (“OPMA”).  This decision by Judge Fuentes addressed two issues under the OPMA.  The first was what is meant by the statute’s requirement, in N.J.S.A. 10:4-14, that minutes of a public body’s meetings be made “promptly available.”  T