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The Legal Arbitration Clause In New Jersey Condominium Contracts

June 17, 2015

Michael J. Rankin reports a recent case addressing when a waiver of jury trial in a condominium purchase contract in favor of arbitration is legal. Arbitration can allow for a private, faster and cheaper way to resolve disputes over courts. But when is such an arbitration clause unlawful? The court examined an arbitration clause included in a developer's form condominium purchase agreement stating that any disputes "shall be heard and determined by arbitration before a single arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association". Despite what appears as clear language, the court found the arbitration clause was not lawful because it did not state that buyers were waiving their right to seek relief in court. The court held that the ruling applied to both statutory claims and common(...)

Judith Hartz Interviewed By NJ.Com And The Star Ledger About Governor Chris Christie

June 16, 2015

Judith Hartz, President of the Essex County Bar Association, was interviewed by and the Star Ledger about Governor Chris Christie's nomination of eight judges to the Superior Court of Essex County. Ms. Hartz said that with an increase in the number of judges, cases will hopefully move more quickly through the system. She said that Governor Christie's action is a "welcome development for Essex County." She observed that, "It will provide relief to the sitting judges, that is for sure, and the community at large in Essex County." Below is the full and complete article:

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC, Is Proud To Announce That Partner, Judith A. Hartz, Esq. Has Been Selected As 2015 “Super Lawyers”.

June 4, 2015

Judith A. Hartz, Esq.has been selected as "Super Lawyers" in the 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine publication. Super Lawyers Magazine makes its annual selections based on peer reviews and professional achievements. Ms. Hartz was selected in the area of Family Law. Congratulations!

Judith Hartz Was Sworn Into The United States Supreme Court

May 26, 2015

On May 26, 2015, Judith Hartz was sworn into the United States Supreme Court joining senior member Barry Kozyra.

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC Is Proud To Announce The Swearing In Of Our Partner, Judith A. Hartz, As President, Of The Essex County Bar Association

April 22, 2015

Kozyra & Hartz, LLC is proud to announce the swearing-in of our partner, Judith A. Hartz, as President, of the Essex County Bar Association at the Annual Installation & Achievement Awards Reception on April 22, 2015 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey. Ms. Hartz has been a long-time member of the ECBA's Officers and Trustees Board and has dedicated herself to the charitable works of the organization. We are honored to have her as a member of our team, and commend her achievements and dedication as a member of the ECBA. For more information regarding the reception and advertising opportunities, please visit the ECBA website at or contact our office.