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Sunday, March 15, 2015

STATE FARM INDEMNITY COMPANY VS. NATIONAL LIABILITY & FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY A-5972-13T1

STATE FARM INDEMNITY COMPANY VS. NATIONAL LIABILITY & FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 
A-5972-13T1 

In an inter-company arbitration between insurers over contribution for PIP benefits, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:6A-11, all issues, including disputes over coverage, are to be decided by the arbitrator. Given the purpose of the no-fault law to expedite the resolution of PIP disputes, we infer that the Legislature intended to permit summary actions to enforce arbitration under N.J.S.A. 39:6A-11. Hence, the trial court properly allowed plaintiff to proceed by order to show cause, filed pursuant to Rule 4:67-1(a). 03/04/15