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From left, Melicent Thompson, Stacey Samuel and Elizabeth O. Hoff, G feller Laurie LLP. Courtesy Photos

Bad Faith Claims In UM/UIM Claim Complaints In NY and NJ1

We previously reported on a developing trend in Connecticut of underinsured/uninsured motorist (“UIM/UM”) coverage complaints including claims for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing (“common law bad faith”). In this supplement, we discuss similar trends in New York and New Jersey. A significantly higher volume of bad faith claims exist in New Jersey UIM/UM coverage cases than in New York. This may be attributable to the general percentage of uninsured motorists in each state. 

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