Stand-In For Insolvent Insurer Must Pay Up, NJ Court Rules

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey organization that provides a safety net for policyholders of insolvent insurers can't dodge coverage for the victim of a motor vehicle crash because other benefits that he received outstripped its own maximum liability, a state appellate court ruled Monday.

In a published decision, the three-judge panel said workers' compensation and other benefits that George Oyola received should offset his overall damages, not free the New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty Association from contributing the $85,000 that insolvent Consumer First Insurance Co. would owe toward...
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