Car Insurance Ruling Will 'Wreak Havoc,' NJ Justices Told

By Bill Wichert (October 22, 2018, 9:46 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate decision permitting the recovery of car-accident-related medical expenses above the limit of a plaintiff's personal injury protection benefits will lead to greater litigation, raise insurance costs and "wreak havoc" on the state court system, counsel for defendants told the state Supreme Court Monday in seeking to overturn the ruling.

Michael J. Marone of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, an attorney representing defendants in two crash suits, cited those repercussions after Justice Jaynee LaVecchia pointed to the "great uncertainty" resulting from last year's appellate opinion in terms of how costs would shift to insurers of potentially responsible...

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