NY Court Ruling On No-Fault Testimony Will Spur More Trials

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A decision by New York's top court to uphold a plaintiff's clumsy explanation for seeking damages under the state's no-fault auto insurance law despite a pause in his medical treatment marked a slap to judges keen on weeding out spurious suits and will see more claims go to trial, experts said Tuesday.

Trial lawyers cheered the 5-2 ruling in the New York State Court of Appeals, which reversed two lower courts that had found personal injury plaintiff Nandkumar Ramkumar's testimony — that he ceased treatment because...
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