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Robert Bartkus Authors Article in ABA Just Resolutions Newsletter
In his article “Improving Attorneys’ Fees and Interest Awards,” published in the May 2021 issue of the Just Resolutions Newsletter of the ABA’s Dispute Resolution Section, Robert Bartkus provides eleven practical suggestions in response to the question: “How do the parties optimize the evidence
Partner Robert Bartkus Authors Article in ABA Journal’s Section of Litigation-Alternative Dispute Resolution
In his article "Computer Signatures and Arbitration Agreements May Not Mix," published in the ABA Journal, Robert Bartkus analyzes the precedential decision in Knight v. Vivint Solar Developer, LLC, 465 N.J. Super. 416, 2020 N.J. Super. LEXIS 240 (N.J. Super.
Protecting Your Income During COVID-19
Much of the country is reopening after months of stay at home orders and closures of nonessential businesses. Many federal programs are available for the slew of unique circumstances that continue to affect businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A Multiplicity of Procedures for Enforcing or Challenging an Award
By Robert E. Bartkus A few months ago, a colleague asked what was the proper procedure to challenge a merits decision when the arbitrator was to issue a further decision allocating attorneys' fees to the prevailing party. The safe answer in
Medical Marijuana is Classified as an “Essential” Drug During COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed Executive Order 107, forcing all businesses deemed “non-essential” to close their doors to the public. This order followed a similar restriction put in place by the state of New
Update to Notice 2020-18: Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by COVID-19
The IRS released Treasury Notice 2020-23 on April 9, 2020. It provides relief to taxpayers engaged in like-kind exchanges. The IRS provides an extension to July 15, 2020 for taxpayers whose 45th day identification period or 180th day exchange period
So, There is an Award; Now What?
Failing to address details in timely manner could be costly By Robert Bartkus The tribunal in your arbitration has sent copies of an award to the attorneys for the parties. The parties may voluntarily comply, but (if they do not) as a
Robert Bartkus Co-Authors New Arbitration Book With Judge Dreier
Robert E. Bartkus and Hon. William A. Dreier, P.J.A.D. (Ret.), have co-written the New Jersey Arbitration Handbook, 2020 Edition. The handbook, published by Law Journal Press, guides lawyers and arbitrators through the process. It includes more than 250 new, published and unpublished cases
A Sleeper from the Third Circuit?
By Robert E. Bartkus A September precedential opinion in the Third Circuit, In re: Remicade (Direct Purchaser) Antitrust Litigation, 938 F.3d 515 (3d Cir. 2019), has received virtually no notice despite three interesting arbitration rulings in the opinion. 1. The Holding of
NJ Employers Must Stop Asking About Salary in 2020
Starting on January 1, 2020, employers in New Jersey will no longer be permitted to ask job applicants about their previous salaries. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed Assembly Bill A1094 into law in July of 2019. The move comes as an