No Jury Right In Private Insurance Fraud Suits, NJ Court Says

Law360, New York (October 09, 2013, 6:07 PM ET) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division ruled Wednesday that an insurer action under the state's Insurance Fraud Prevention Act doesn't include the right to a jury trial, disagreeing with physicians and medical companies that Allstate Insurance Co. has sued for allegedly bogus services and billings.

Allstate claims it paid $8.2 million in personal injury protection benefits due to violations of the law. While the insurer initially wanted a jury trial, it later moved to withdraw that demand, which the defendants opposed. The trial court agreed with Allstate...
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