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New Jersey Bill Requiring Insurers Explain BI Policies Lands on Governor’s Desk

A New Jersey bill that requires insurers issuing business interruption policies in the state provide policyholders with a summary of coverage for loss of use and occupancy of a commercial property has passed the state Senate and Assembly. It now …

New Jersey Governor Nominates Thompson as Insurance Fraud Prosecutor

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his nomination of Tracy Thompson as insurance fraud prosecutor. Thompson has led the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor in an acting capacity since March 2018. Her nomination, which will be formally submitted …

‘If Not One Thing, It’s Another’: Storm Rolls into Northeast

A major snowstorm rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday at a key moment in the coronavirus pandemic, days after the start of the U.S. vaccination campaign and in the thick of a virus surge that has throngs of people seeking …

Court Rules New Jersey Can Shut Down Gym That Defied Closure

A state judge ruled that New Jersey authorities can shut down a gym that has repeatedly defied Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order to remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ruling held Atilis Gym of Bellmawr, in the Philadelphia suburbs, …

Gym Reopening Order Declined Amid Challenge to New Jersey Governor

A federal judge has declined to allow a southern New Jersey gym to reopen as it continues a constitutional challenge to the state order that shut down businesses deemed non-essential in order to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. …

Governor Murphy Waives Fees for COVID-19 Testing for Some New Jersey Residents

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said Tuesday the state will waive fees for COVID-19 testing for more than 2 million residents on certain health plans. The waivers apply to residents with health insurance through their jobs with the state and …

New Jersey Sues California Company Over ‘Ghost Guns’

New Jersey’s attorney general announced a lawsuit Friday against a California company that sells mail-order firearms parts that can be turned into working weapons, the first such action the state has taken since it banned so-called ghost guns last year. …

Caride Named Acting Commissioner of N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has named Marlene Caride acting commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), effective January 16, 2018. In this new role, Caride oversees New Jersey’s insurance, banking and real estate industries. She …