New Jersey Appellate Panel Halts Discovery Of Stayed Bad Faith Claim

New Jersey Appellate Panel Halts Discovery Of Stayed Bad Faith Claim

TRENTON, N.J. - A trial court judge erred in permitting simultaneous discovery on an underinsured motorist (UIM) claim and a stayed insurance bad faith claim, a New Jersey appellate panel ruled Nov. 21, citing concerns over unnecessary expenditures of time and money, as well as possible prejudice to the insurer (James J. Procopio Jr. v. Government Employees Insurance Co., No. A-2313-12T2, N.J. Super., App. Div.; 2013 N.J. Super. LEXIS 167).

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