NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section to Host Program On Med-Mal Arbitration

October 7, 2010

     The next meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association\’s Dispute Resolution Section will feature a program addressing the implications of two recent decisions of the Superior Court, Appellate Division: Estate of Ruszala v. Brookdale Living Communities and Moore v. Woman to Woman Obstetrics & Gynecology. I previously offered my view that these decisions appear to endorse the possibility that pre-dispute arbitration agreements between healthcare providers and their patients can be enforceable in New Jersey.

     I  will moderate the program at the Law Center in New Brunswick at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12th. The speakers scheduled to appear all had a direct role in the cases to be discussed.

Joel I. Fishbein, Esq. served as counsel for appellants (defendant) in Ruszala.

Robert Paarz, Esq. served as counsel for appellants (plaintiff) in Moore.

Michael Carcaise represents the insurer in Moore that advocates the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

The program includes dinner and qualifies for CLE credits! Contact the New Jersey State Bar Association for registration information.


            [Image: The Doctor and His Patient, by Jan Steen, c. 1665]