Insurance coverage

NJ court must decide insurance coverage before injury lawsuit

By Ganesh Setty (March 21, 2022, 4:50 p.m. EDT) — An insurer’s declaratory action on whether to cover its insured, who is facing a personal injury lawsuit following an assault during of a party, must proceed before the underlying case, a New Jersey Court of Appeals panel confirmed Monday.

Whether an insurer should cover its insured in the event of a personal injury lawsuit should be decided before the underlying case, a New Jersey appeals board said Monday. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) The three-judge panel also overturned a lower court ruling that the insurer, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Co., should pay attorney fees for the insured, Ryan Fleming , in both suits. New Jersey manufacturers must…

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