2A:23A-1. Short title
This act shall be known and may be cited as "The New Jersey Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act."
L. 1987, c. 54, s. 1.
2A:23A-2. Contracts to submit; enforcement of submission; waiver of appeal
a. Any provision in a written contract whereby the parties agree to settle by means of alternative resolution, as provided in this act, (1) any controversy that may arise from the contract or from a refusal to perform the contract or (2) any written agreement whereby the parties to an existing controversy agree to use alternative resolution as provided in this act, whether the controversy arose out of a contract or otherwise, is valid, enforceable and irrevocable, except upon such grounds as exist at law or in equity for the revocation of a contract. In order for the provisions of this act to be applicable, it shall be sufficient that the parties signify their intention to resolve their dispute by reference in the agreement to "The New Jersey Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act" (P.L. 1987, c. 54; C. 2A:23A-1 et seq.).
b. Any contract provision or agreement described in subsection a. of this section shall be construed as an implied consent by the parties to the jurisdiction of the Superior Court to enforce that provision or agreement pursuant to the provisions set forth in this act and to enter judgment thereon. The contract provision or agreement shall constitute a waiver by the parties of the right to trial by jury and to appeal or review, except as specifically provided for in this act.
L. 1987, c. 54, s. 2.