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Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Question of Duty Raised in Drunk-Driving Lawsuit

Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Question of Duty Raised in Drunk-Driving Lawsuit

The Appellate Division in its recently published decision, Diaz v. Reynoso, considered the issue of “whether a volunteer who assures police officers at a roadside stop of an apparently inebriated driver that he will take the driver and his car safely to a residence—but thereafter relinquishes the car to the driver before reaching the destination—can be civilly liable as a joint tortfeasor if the driver then collides with and injures another motorist.” 2021 WL 2197728, at *1 (App. Div. 2021).

New Jersey Now Requires Auto Insurers to Disclose Policy Limits to Attorneys

New Jersey Now Requires Auto Insurers to Disclose Policy Limits to Attorneys

On July 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S-1558/A-3444) requiring automobile insurers, who issue private passenger automobile policies in New Jersey, to disclose policy limits where a licensed New Jersey attorney has made a written demand for same. As the legislation implicates only private passenger automobiles, the legislation does not apply to insureds operating commercial vehicles.

 

When an attorney is requesting policy limits...

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