Case Alert – NJ Legislation Reverses Haines v. Taft, Renders Excess Medical Expense Recoverable from Tortfeasors Subject to Fee Schedule

On August 15, 2019 the New Jersey Legislature passed two bills which effectively reversed the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Haines v. Taft, in which the Court interpreted N.J.S.A. 39:6A-12 to bar a plaintiff in an automobile personal injury case from recovering from a tortfeasor those medical expenses which exceed those covered by his Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

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