Rules Governing the Courts of New Jersey

Rule 2:9-6. Supersedeas Bond; Exceptions

(a) Supersedeas Bond; Other Form of Security.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c), the supersedeas bond or the form of security other than a supersedeas bond shall be presented for approval to the court or agency from which the appeal is taken, or to the court to which certification is sought, and shall have such surety or sureties as the court requires. Unless the court otherwise orders after notice on good cause shown, the bond or other form of security shall be conditioned for the satisfaction of the judgment in full, together with interest and trial costs, and to satisfy fully such modification of judgment, additional interest and costs and damages as the appellate court may adjudge.

(2) In determining whether good cause exists to approve a supersedeas bond in an amount less than the full judgment together with interest and trial costs or to approve a form of security other than a supersedeas bond either in the amount of the full judgment or an amount less than the full judgment together with interest and trial costs, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to, the amount and nature of the judgment, anticipated interest and costs, the availability and cost of a supersedeas bond or other form of security, the assets of the judgment debtor and of the judgment debtor’s insurers, sureties and indemnitors, if any, the judgment debtor’s ability to dissipate assets, and the risk of harm to the parties on the appeal.[…]” 

NJ Rev Stat § 52:4D-13

“[…] b.In order to secure and protect the monies to be received as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement, as defined in section 2 of P.L.1999, c.148 (C.52:4D-2), in civil litigation under any legal theory involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory, or any affiliate of a signatory to the Master Settlement Agreement, the appeal bond to be furnished during the pendency of all appeals or discretionary reviews by any appellate courts in order to stay the execution of any judgment granting legal, equitable or other relief during the entire course of appellate review shall be set in accordance with applicable laws or court rules, except that the total appeal bond that is required of all appellants collectively shall not exceed $50,000,000, regardless of the value of the judgment.

c.Notwithstanding subsection b. of this section, if an appellee proves by a preponderance of the evidence that an appellant is dissipating assets outside the ordinary course of business to avoid payment of a judgment, a court may enter orders that:

(1)are necessary to protect the appellee; and

(2)require the appellant to post a bond in an amount up to the total amount of the judgment.” 

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**In Federal cases the bond requirement is governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure “62(b) Stay by Bond or Other Security. At any time after judgment is entered, a party may obtain a stay by providing a bond or other security. The stay takes effect when the court approves the bond or other security and remains in effect for the time specified in the bond or other security.”**

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