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SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY

ORDER


WHEREAS the referral of Civil-Law Division cases to mandatory, non-binding arbitration in all counties will be governed as of September 5, 2000 by Rules 4:21A-1 through 4:21A-9 as amended July 5, 2000,

It is hereby ORDERED that the several prior Orders of the Court, as identified below, relaxing and supplementing the Rules of Court so as to permit in certain counties the referral of certain categories of cases to non-binding arbitration are terminated (in full or in part, as indicated) as of the September 5, 2000 effective date of the July 5, 2000 rule amendments with respect to all Civil-Law Division cases then pending in those counties in which notice of an arbitration hearing has not been sent by that date:

Atlantic/Cape May
(1) June 3, 1997 (Atlantic)
(2) March 16, 1998 (Atlantic, Cape May)
(terminated only as to Civil-Law Division Cases)

Burlington
(1) June 25, 1985
(2) July 10, 1990

Camden
(1) December 1, 1987
(2) January 4, 1993

Essex
(1) March 29, 1988
(2) March 24, 1992
(terminated only as to Civil-Law Division contract cases)

Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem
June 23, 1987

Hudson
(1) June 9, 1987
(2) September 26, 1988
(terminated only as to Civil-Law Division Cases)

Mercer
(1) November 9, 1992
(2) January 3, 1995

Middlesex
(1) September 14, 1987
(2) June 7, 1994
(3) April 30, 1996

Monmouth
(1) September 8, 1986
(2) May 4, 1992
(3) December 30, 1993

Morris/Sussex
July 5, 1995

Ocean
(1) July 9, 1991
(2) July 15, 1992
(3) November 9, 1992

Passaic
January 3, 1995

Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren
(1) June 11, 1992
(2) June 3, 1997
(terminated only as to Civil-Law Division Cases)

Union
July 6, 1994

It is FURTHER ORDERED that since amended Rules 4:21A-1 through 4:21A-9 will not be applicable to Special Civil Part cases, this Order does not terminate the provisions of the following prior Orders insofar as they authorize the referral of Special Civil Part cases to arbitration in the identified counties, which provisions will remain in effect until further Order of this Court:

Atlantic/Cape May
March 16, 1998
(remains in effect as to Special Civil Part cases only)

Essex
March 24, 1992
(remains in effect as to Special Civil Part cases only)

Gloucester/Cumberland/Salem
December 10, 1996
(remains in effect as to specified Special Civil Part cases only)

Hudson
September 26, 1988
(remains in effect as to Special Civil Part cases only)

Somerset/Hunterdon/Warren June 3, 1997
(remains in effect as to specified Special Civil Part cases only)

For the Court,
/s/ Deborah T. Poritz
Chief Justice
Dated: July 17, 2000


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