New Jersey Supreme Court Denies Another MultiCounty Litigation Application Without Explanation
In a notice posted earlier this week, the New Jersey Supreme Court has denied another application seeking centralization of cases under New Jersey’s established multicounty litigation procedures. Unfortunately, this denial — rendered with respect to cases involving DuraPro brand toilet supply lines — offers no analysis or explanation for why the Court rejected the application.
The denial by the Court — similar to prior denials — again references comments received with respect to the application for centralization without providing any discussion of those comments, or what factors informed the Court’s decision to reject this application. As we have commented previously, it would be helpful for practitioners in this area if the Court were to go beyond a mere denial of an application for multicounty centralization and provide the basis for its decision. Without that knowledge, lawyers who counsel and represent clients in New Jersey who may be considering making or opposing an application for centralized management have little hard information with which to do so.