NJ Appellate Court Backs Judge's Remand Powers In PIP Row

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey trial court that overturns a dispute resolution professional's decision over contested personal injury protection benefits has the power to remand the case back to that arbitration forum to settle unresolved factual questions, the state's Appellate Division ruled Friday.

In a published decision, a three-judge appellate panel disagreed with Forthright, a company that contracts with the state to provide an arbitration forum for PIP disputes, that New Jersey's Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act doesn't allow such remands when a trial court decides to...
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