Michael Kuehn

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The Nuts and Bolts of Tolling an Insurance Policy’s Suit Limitation Provision in New Jersey

A recent New Jersey Federal District Court decision provides a good example of how an insurance policy’s Suit Limitation period may be “stopped” and “re-started” by equitable tolling during the adjustment of a property insurance claim As we explained in an earlier post, New Jersey permits parties to an insurance contract to shorten (or presumably … Continue Reading

What Constitutes an Unequivocal Denial of Coverage? New Jersey District Court Provides Some Guidance

Like most jurisdictions, New Jersey allows parties to an insurance contract to shorten the six-year statute of limitations for contract actions.  See N.J.S.A. 2A:14-1 (“Every action at law . . . for recovery upon a contractual claim or liability . . . shall be commenced within 6 years next after the cause of any such … Continue Reading