Are Class Action Changes Coming to New Jersey?


Are Class Action Changes Coming to New Jersey?

by CJ Griffin on June 5, 2012

Changes to New Jersey’s laws governing class action lawsuits could be on the horizon. Last month, the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that would alter the way these cases are litigated by speeding up the appeal process.

Specifically, A894 establishes the right to immediate interlocutory appeal from determinations as to class certification in class action lawsuits. Under current rules, parties who wish to challenge a determination as to class certification must either request leave to file an interlocutory appeal or litigate the matter to a final judgment.

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