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New Jersey Enacts Bad Faith Law Covering the Payment of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Benefits

By on January 21, 2022 in Legislation with 0 Comments

On January 18, 2022, Governor Murphy signed into law the “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act” (“IFCA”) which creates a private cause of action for insurance bad faith in the handling and payment of claims for uninsured/underinsured (“UM/UIM”) benefits. Under the IFCA, a claimant “who is unreasonably denied a claim for coverage or payment of […]

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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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