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The original version of the bill applied to all lines of insurance, but it has since been pared down and currently only applies to underinsured and uninsured motorists claims. (Credit: Khairil Azhar Junos/Shutterstock.com) The original version of the bill applied to all lines of insurance, but it has since been pared down and currently only applies to underinsured and uninsured motorists claims. (Credit: Khairil Azhar Junos/Shutterstock.com)

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy enacted an insurance bad faith statute for auto insurers. The bill, titled “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act,” establishes a private cause of action for first-party claimants regarding certain unfair, discriminatory or unreasonable practices by their insurer.

The original version of the bill applied to all lines of insurance, but it has since been pared down and currently only applies to underinsured and uninsured motorists (UM/UIM) claims.

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