NJ Bill Would Arm Disaster Victims Against Insurer Bad Faith

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Looking to help storm-impacted property owners recover proper insurance proceeds, a New Jersey lawmaker on Friday proposed the creation of a private cause of action for an insurer's bad faith during the claims settlement process following a declared disaster.

State Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer/Hunterdon, said the stories of homeowners battling with the insurance companies over claims from Superstorm Sandy inspired him to introduce the legislation. Gusciora is vice chair of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee, which has held joint hearings with its state Senate...
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