Arbitration Agreement Enforceable Despite Limitation On Damages And Mutual Fee Shifting, New Jersey District Court Rules

Author:Mr Evan Shenkman and Ryan T. Warden
Profession:Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

In Morando v. Netwrix Corp., the employer moved to compel arbitration of an employee's NJLAD and FLSA claims pursuant to an arbitration agreement the plaintiff signed when he began working. Civ. No. 25-7-6183 (D.N.J. April 24, 2012). The court held that the arbitration agreement was not unconscionable even though it contained provisions allowing the arbitrator to award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs to the prevailing party (as opposed to just "the prevailing...

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