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Ric Malik v. A. Fred Ruttenberg, Esq.

03-03-08 A-6615-06T3

During a recess in a multi-day arbitration to resolve
claims under a residential construction contract, one of the
attorneys for the homeowner and the builder were involved in a
physical altercation during a recess. We held that N.J.S.A.
2A:23B-14a confers immunity on arbitrators and arbitral
organizations from civil liability to the same extent as a judge
acting in a judicial capacity, and this immunity bars
plaintiff's claim of negligence founded on the failure of the
arbitrator to admonish or remove one of the homeowners'
attorneys from the proceedings.