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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/16/08
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Amirali Y. Haidri Receives Amicus Curiae Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Amirali Y. Haidri, received the New Jersey State Bar Association’s (NJSBA) Amicus Curiae Award at the Association’s Board of Trustees Meeting and Holiday Luncheon on December 12, 2008 at the New Jersey Law Center. He is a Springfield resident and Union Township (Union County) attorney.

The award recognizes Mr. Haidri for his efforts in drafting the NJSBA amicus curiae brief in the case of Jablonowska v. Suther, where the NJSBA successfully argued that a negligent-infliction-of-emotional-distress claim fashioned on common law liability, is independent of the requirements imposed by the Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act’s verbal threshold.

An NJSBA member since 1997, Mr. Haidri is currently an NJSBA Trustee representing Union County and is a member of both the Amicus Committee and the Appellate Practice Committee. In addition, he is a past trustee of the Union County Bar Association, and is a former Chair of Panel 6 of the District XII Fee Arbitration Committee. He serves as an Arbitrator for the Mandatory Non-Binding Automobile and Personal Injury Arbitration Program of the Union County Superior Court.

A New York Law School graduate, Mr. Haidri has been a solo practitioner since 1988. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, and the United State Patent and Trademark Office.

The New Jersey State Bar Association incorporated in 1899 is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system, to encouraging participation in voluntary pro bono activities and to aiding in the administration of justice. Visit the Association’s website at www.njsba.com.