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Direct Actions against Insurance Companies

Labor Day has just passed as I write this, and this summer (that went by too quickly) was a busy one for the New Jersey appellate courts, insurance-wise.  The New Jersey Supremes, for example,  dealt with a question often posed by our clients in construction defect cases: Namely, can a claimant proceed directly against a … Continue Reading

Recovering attorneys’ fees

Absent a specific law or contractual provision, American courts generally follow the “American Rule,” meaning that each side pays its own legal fees.  Seems unfair that when a company buys a liability insurance policy, it still may have to hire lawyers to sue the carrier and secure the paid-for defense of an underlying action.  New … Continue Reading