A class action against insurance giant Progressive, alleging that the company sold automobile policies to Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries who were not eligible to purchase those products, has been reinstated by a New Jersey appeals court. The ruling, handed down on Monday, March 6, 2017, vacated the prior dismissal of the class action. The case was sent back to the trial court.
The city of Millville, New Jersey has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed last month in Cumberland County Superior Court. The legal action seeks unspecified damages based on allegations of improper conduct by New Jersey State Police officers in February, 2015. Sources say the New Jersey State Police have not been named as defendants, but may still be.
The New Jersey Appellate Division has reinstated a jury award for back pay in a claim based on discrimination and retaliation under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The court concluded that a lower court had improperly reduced the jury award by offsetting unemployment benefits against it. The case was sent back to the lower court with the explicit ruling that no deduction or offset was allowed.