21 Dec: Scutari Introduces ‘Consumer Protection Act Of 2012’

TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari yesterday introduced legislation to provide consumers with a method of civil recourse in the event that an insurance company acts in bad faith with regard to a claim, a measure which would better protect residents who were affected by Superstorm Sandy and are attempting to recoup their losses.

“Residents across the state are trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation caused by Sandy,” said Senator Scutari (D-Union). “Especially for those who are attempting to recoup their losses from the storm, even a single act of bad faith by an insurance company is one too many. Providing a method of recourse for those who are treated unfairly by their insurer, whether or not the company has made these tactics a long-standing practice, will better protect our residents and help hold insurance companies accountable.”