The New Jersey Supreme Court on Feb. 18 handed one of the state’s largest insurance carriers a pair of victories, ruling that the carrier did not act in bad faith when it rejected arbitration awards in uninsured motorist claims.
The court, in two 5-0 rulings, said New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. was within its rights to rely on the “fairly debatable” doctrine, which says that if a claim is fairly debatable there will be no liability in tort.
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