Proposed Legislation Would Create Statutory Right For Insured To File A “Bad Faith” Claim Against Their Insurance Company And Recover Attorney Fees

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The New Jersey Senate has reintroduced the “Consumer Protection Act,” which would establish a private cause of action which would allow insureds (or their assignees) to allege “bad faith” against their insurance company. Currently, a cause of action for “bad faith” is not grounded in statute, but through the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling in Rova Farms Resorts Inc. v. Investors Insurance Company.

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