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Governor Murphy Signs Two Bills into Law Overturning Haines v. Taft, Permitting Injured Automobile Accident Plaintiffs to Recover Unreimbursed Medical Expenses

By on August 23, 2019 in Damages, Legislation with 0 Comments

On August 15, 2019, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed two bills into law, which overruled the New Jersey Supreme Court opinion in the case of Haines v. Taft.  In the Haines case, the Court had held that plaintiffs could not seek to recover unreimbursed medical expenses as part of their damages incurred in an automobile […]

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Homeowners Displaced Due to Fire May Seek Damages Based Upon Inconvenience Due to Loss of Use of Home

By on June 28, 2019 in Damages with 0 Comments

In the published decision of Certain Underwriters at Lloyds Subscribing to Policy PLH-0013397, as subrogee of Laura Lindsey v. Public Service Electric & Gas, 2019 N.J. Super. LEXIS 88 (App. Div. June 17, 2019), the Appellate Division decided whether homeowners who were displaced due to a fire caused by Public Service Electric & Gas were […]

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Plaintiffs May Recover For Diminution of Value of Motor Vehicle Involved In Accident

By on May 10, 2019 in Damages with 0 Comments

In four consolidated cases appealed to the Appellate Division, the Court decided whether the plaintiffs, as motor vehicle owners, may recover for an additional reduction in value when their vehicles have become less desirable for resale due to the stigma of them having been damaged in an accident.  In the published decision of Financial Services […]

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