Last month, I was blessed to spend my birthday in Guatemala City serving some underprivileged children with a group called Children’s Hopechest. When I returned to my office, I was very happy to find an email from a colleague directing me to a a new State Assembly bill that has been introduced to provide a private right of action to an insured under the Unfair Claims Practices Act.
Assembly Bill 3710 is largely similar to Senate Bill S-2460 which I wrote about back in February https://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2013/02/articles/bad-faith/new-jersey-bad-faith-claims/. Unfortunately, S-2460 is stuck in Committee at this point with little hope of making to a vote. For the sake of the policyholders of New Jersey, let’s all hope the Assembly Bill makes it to a vote.
If you are not familiar with Children’s Hopechest or their mission, I can’t say enough good things about them but would encourage you to check out their website: http://www.hopechest.org/
Here are some photographs from my trip: