NJ Rule 2:9:1 states:
When an appeal is taken from an order compelling or denying arbitration, the trial court shall retain jurisdiction to address issues relating to claims and parties that remain in that court unless otherwise ordered by the appellate court possessing supervision and control
How is this rule consistent with the ruling by the Third Circuit in Ehleiter v. Grapetree Shores, Inc., 482 F.3d 207 (3d Cir. 2007)?
In the above case, the Third Circuit noted the existence of “a circuit split on the question of whether the filing of an interlocutory appeal pursuant to Section 16(a) of the FAA automatically deprives the trial court of jurisdiction to proceed until such time as the appeal is fully litigated or determined to be frivolous or forfeited,” and “expressed agreement with the majority rule of automatic divestiture where the Section 16(a) appeal is neither frivolous nor forfeited.”
Isn't the the Appellate Division in NJ required to uphold the ruling of the Third Circuit in such matters?