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Parent Witnessing Children Struck By Car Not Entitled To Underinsured Motorist Benefits

By on February 4, 2022 in Coverage with 0 Comments

The plaintiff, B.G., drove his two children to school and parked his car next to the curb and across the street from the school building.  He got out of his car and helped his children exit the car, leaving the engine in his car running.  After walking his children one block to a crosswalk staffed […]

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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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