In 2014, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. that in order to be enforceable, arbitration clauses must contain an express waiver of the parties’ right to seek relief in a court of law. Earlier this month, in County of Passaic v. Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.… Continue Reading
On July 30, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law SB 1149, which requires student loan servicers to be licensed, creates an Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman within the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance, imposes various requirements, and prohibits certain conduct. The law takes effect 120 days after enactment.… Continue Reading
The New Jersey Attorney General recently announced that the state’s governor will nominate Paul R. Rodriguez to serve as the Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the state’s lead agency charged with protecting consumers’ rights, regulating the securities industry, and overseeing 47 professional boards.
According to the AG’s press release, Mr.… Continue Reading
The New Jersey Legislature is considering a law to restrict prepaid-account fees. Assembly Bill 4965 ( the NJ Bill) seeks to impose fee constraints, disclosure mandates, and limits on consumer liability for unauthorized transfers, among other things. While many aspects of the proposed law mirror the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Final Prepaid Rule (the Bureau’s Prepaid Rule), the NJ Bill’s fee restrictions and disclosure mandates exceed federal requirements set to go into effect on April 1, 2018. … Continue Reading