April 5 was a busy day under the State House dome. While the halls were swarmed with people up in arms over vaccines and nuclear power, two other bills attracted the attention of NJCJI and our allies in the business community.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of October 22-28.
Insured businesses and carriers alike have been operating in a gray area when it comes to determining who is liable for damages resulting from a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship, but a unanimous opinion by the New Jersey Supreme Court has brought clarity to this area of law.
On December 10, the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee held an informational hearing on A231, which would create a private cause of action for bad faith in settlement of certain insurance claims. NJCJI testified against the bill, which would have devastating effects for New Jersey's business community and raise insurance premiums for most New Jersey residents.
Did you know that New Jersey lawyers are 70% more likely than their counterparts nationwide to file a claim with their malpractice insurer? Even attorneys practicing in our notoriously litigious neighboring states face fewer malpractice claims. This suggests that one of two things is going on. Either New Jersey attorneys are awful, or there is something about our legal system that is encouraging excessive litigation. Data provided to the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute by CNA insurance suggests that the latter reason is more likely to blame for the high number of malpractice claims filed in the Garden State.
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Last Monday we held a policy teleforum on DeMarco v. Stoddard, a medical malpractice case that has the potential to upend New Jersey's malpractice insurance market. During the call, Shalom D. Stone of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, the author of NJCJI's amicus brief in the case, provided an overview of the issues in the case and analysis of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s oral arguments, which were held on April 27.
If you’ve been asking this question, mark your calendar for May 15. On that date, NJCJI President Marcus Rayner will be discussing the New Jersey Supreme Court’s unusual decision in the Wadeer case on a panel at the Insurance Council of New Jersey’s Spring Workshop.
Registration Now Open for Our Teleforum Recapping the NJ Supreme Court’s Latest Medical Malpractice Insurance Case
On Monday, May 4 at noon, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute is holding a policy teleforum on DeMarco v. Stoddard, a medical malpractice case that has the potential to upend New Jersey’s malpractice insurance market. The featured speaker will be Shalom D. Stone of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, the author of NJCJI’s amicus brief in this case.
On Monday, April 27, the New Jersey Supreme Court is holding oral arguments in an interesting medical malpractice case, DeMarco v. Stoddard. The court’s ruling in this case has the potential to upend New Jersey’s medical malpractice insurance market.