JOHN F. RENNER, Esq.
New Jersey Work Injury Lawyer

Burlington County Location:
525 Route 73 North
Suite 104
Marlton, NJ 08053
856.596.8000


Camden County Location:
111 White Horse Pike
Haddon Hts., NJ 08035
856.354.2000



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January 5, 2009

NEW JERSEY WORK INJURY LAWYERS CONSIDER RECENT NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT RULING DECLARING CANCELLATION OF INSURANCE POLICY VIA E-FILING WITH THE STATE IS NOT EFFECTIVE AND THE POLICY STILL VALID.

 

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau (CRIB) has for several years permitted insurance carriers providing workers= compensation liability insurance to NJ employers to use a file transfer protocol (FTP) to file with the State notice that a cancellation of coverage has been sent to an insured. The New Jersey Supreme Court, however, agreed with a Judge of Compensation and the Appellate Division that such notice is ineffective. The use of FTP is not a proper substitute for the required certified statement that the statutorily required notice of cancellation to the employer was provided. The written, certified statement is mandated by the statute and is the required procedure according to the NJ Supreme Court. Without providing the required statement, the insurance carrier has not properly cancelled the coverage.

According to the Court: AThe electronic provision of information to the commissioner, without a certification, completely defeats the notion of personal responsibility that the certification provision was intended to secure.

Legal Quote of the Week:

The foundations of justice are that no one shall be harmed, and next that the common weal be served.

Cicero, 106-43 B.C.

William S. Walsh, International Encyclopedia of Prose and Poetical Quotations, 1968

 

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