Taha v. DePalma, 214 N.J.Super. 397, 519 A.2d 905 (App. Div. 1986)

Practice Areas: Automobile Liability/UM/UIM

Injured passenger sued driver of car in which he was riding and other driver, and driver of car in which passenger was riding brought separate suit against other driver. Following arbitration of both claims and consolidation of suits, driver named as defendant in both suits moved for summary judgment on basis of collateral estoppel. The Superior Court, Hudson County, Dorothea Wefing, J., denied motion. On appeal, the Superior Court, Appellate Division, Cohen, R.S., J.A.D., held that statutory auto arbitration award had no preclusive effect on subsequent claims among same parties arising out of accident.

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