NJ Ruling Could Mean Shorter Life For Shaky Class Claims
By Martin Bricketto (May 11, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey court's recent ruling supporting the early dismissal of class claims in a suit against auto insurers could embolden other state court judges to reject the certification of impracticable classes before the expensive process of discovery, attorneys told Law360.
Defense attorneys on Friday scored a potentially valuable addition to their toolkit from the state Appellate Division, which said in a published decision that class certification wasn't prematurely denied to drivers who accused New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co. and Palisades Insurance Co. of improperly refusing to cover the diminished value of their vehicles. A judge found that the drivers' claims...
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