The Fourth Anniversary of New Jersey Appellate Law Blog

Saturday, October 18 is the fourth anniversary of this New Jersey Appellate Law blog.  Last year’s anniversary post noted that plaintiffs in Carrera v. Bayer Corp., 727 F.3d 300 (3d Cir. 2013), had cited the blog in their petition to the Third Circuit seeking en banc review.  Thereafter, defendants in that case too cited the blog.  An article earlier this year by Peter B. Rutledge and Christopher R. Drahozal, “Sticky” Arbitration Clauses?  The Use of Arbitration Clauses After Concepcion and Amex,”  67 Vand. L. Rev. 955 (2014), cited this blog’s critical comments about AT&T Mobiliity v. Concepcion, 131 S.Ct. 1740 (2011).

A number of other blogs, including Matthew Steigler’s excellent Third Circuit Blog and several New Jersey law blogs, cited this blog during the past year.  Perhaps the most intriguing among those was the blog of the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute, a group against whose members my firm and I frequently litigate.  Finally, this past year saw the blog’s first guest post by someone outside my own law firm.  That post, by Victor Metallo, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Montclair State University, can be viewed here.

It has been another enjoyable year writing this blog, and it has been good to hear that readers find benefit from it.  The curtain now goes up on year five.