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  • NJ A1911
  • Establishes right to immediate interlocutory appeal from determinations as to class certification in class action lawsuits.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would permit litigants contesting a judicial determination as to the certification or decertification of a class of plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit to immediately appeal that ruling to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court as of right. Under the existing system, litigants 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. If a motion for leave to file an interlocutory appeal is not granted, the litigant is generally left with a choice between incurring the expense of litigating the matter to a final judgment or settling the case without the benefit of a judicial ruling. Several other states, including Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas, currently permit interlocutory appeals as of right of determinations as to class certification.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Judiciary Committee
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