One at One: Contracts and New Jersey Jurisdiction

Posted February 16, 2021

  • One at One: Contracts and New Jersey Jurisdiction

Today’s Issue by Matt Rocco:

As a public entity located in New Jersey, how can you prevent jurisdiction from being transferred out of New Jersey when you are contracting with a vendor?

Answer:

Public entities must carefully read the documents submitted by vendors in response to an RFP or bid solicitation (e.g., written proposals and proposed contracts) and specifically look for jurisdictional issues.  Vendors may include “choice of law” provisions that place jurisdiction outside of New Jersey.  As a public entity, you want to ensure that if a dispute arises in the future, the litigation will proceed in New Jersey and be governed by New Jersey law.

Resources:

N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1-1, et seq.

 

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This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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