Will New Jersey Adopt Time Limits Demands in Bad Faith Cases? Only Time Will Tell (PDF)
In V.K. v. N.J. Mfrs. Ins. Co., 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2111 (App. Div.), the court considered the attorney-client privilege when pitted against an insurer's right to conduct discovery in a bad faith lawsuit against it. This case is seminal on the attorney-client privilege and also presages a decision on whether New Jersey ultimately will recognize a cause of action against an insurer for bad faith in the context of a time limits demand.
Mark Vespole is a partner based in the Newark office of Tressler LLP, a national insurance, financial services and litigation law firm. Mark focuses his practice on the counseling and representation of various financial institutions and corporations and their employees on corporate raiding, FINRA and SEC compliance, customer and industry securities arbitrations, insurance coverage, bad faith, professional liability, rescission actions, products liability, directors and officers, liability, business torts, construction, employment, toxic tort and general negligence defense litigation, as well as mediation and arbitration. Mark has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney for the past 26 years and has also been a certified mediator. In addition, Mark has authored the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Civil Discovery (2007-2013 Editions), co-authored the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Pretrial Practice (2007-2013 Editions), co-authored LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Insurance Litigation (2008-2014 Edition) and wrote a chapter on expert witnesses for the LEXIS-NEXIS Practice Guide New Jersey Trial, Post-Trial and Appellate Proceedings (2007 Edition). Additionally, Mark has been selected for inclusion in the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, New Jersey Super Lawyers®.
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