Insurance Law Podcast Discusses Third-Party Bad Faith Claims in New Jersey

A.M. Best has released the latest installment of the Insurance Law Podcast, a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney’s point of view.
This episode features attorney Brian Barr from the law firm of Cooper Levenson, P.A. in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mr. Barr, a partner in the firm’s defense litigation practice group, concentrates on insurance defense litigation. He has extensive experience in personal injury defense, insurance coverage, environmental and toxic torts, construction litigation and professional malpractice. Mr. Barr has published numerous articles and has spoken at events nationwide.

Mr. Barr explains if insurers are strictly liable for excess verdicts in the state of New Jersey and defines the standards for insurer bad faith in the state. He talks about the implications of demands made in the Rova Farms case for a specific settlement deadline. Mr. Barr discusses if bad faith claims can proceed via appeal before the underlying case is resolved, points out the practical implications of trying a bad faith case before a jury and summarizes how an insurance company can protect itself against bad faith claims.

Cooper Levenson, P.A. is listed in Best’s Directories of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters, the most authoritative and detailed reference for locating qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. Learn more at

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Date Published: February 7, 2017

Written by: Cooper Levenson, P.A.

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