New Jersey Insurance Law Could Triple Jury's $1.88M Award for Underinsured Motorist Claim
The company engaged in dilatory and abusive claims handling by requesting irrelevant records, failing to keep the insureds apprised of the status of the claim at proper intervals, and harassing the insured with character attacks, the suit claims.
A U.S. District Court jury in Camden, New Jersey, has awarded a $1.88 million verdict in an underinsured motorist verdict after the carrier made a pretrial offer of $350,000.
The verdict was awarded to Kathleen Kelley of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, on Friday, following a five-day trial before U.S. District Judge Christine O’Hearn.
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