ANNOUNCEMENTS

SETTLEMENT WEEK - THE NEXT SETTLEMENT WEEK IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JUNE 2 THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 6 2014 During Settlement Week no arbitration hearings are scheduled so that parties and attorneys are free to seriously pursue cases which have settlement potential. While parties and attorneys can do this informally on their own, Forthright makes DRPs available to act as mediators at no costs to users. Since Settlement Week mediation is voluntarily, both parties must consent to have their case mediated. Now is the time to begin preparing a list of your cases which may be suitable settlement candidates. You may request a DRP mediator by sending your request and list of cases to the Settlement Week coordinator, Robert Maiorana at rmaiorana@forthrightsolutions.com.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - ARBITRATION RULE AMENDMENTS ARE APPROVED FOR APRIL 15, 2013 The Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance has approved amendments to PIP arbitration Rules 6, 7 and 34 which place additional requirements for a case to proceed in-person if the total amount claimed is less than $1,000 and a party claims future treatment or testing. This change is in response to confusion among some practitioners regarding on-the-papers proceedings when future treatment or testing is claimed. Please consult Rule 6b for details. Also, for those filers who submit hardcopy Demands, the Demand for Arbitration form has been updated with a checkbox to designate a claim for future treatment. The form is available under the “Forms” link at the Forthright website. There is no change to the online Demand form.






Forthright Administers New Jersey No-Fault Arbitration Program

Forthright, a global provider of process design, automation, and management solutions, has been selected by the State of New Jersey to administer No-Fault Insurance Personal Injury Protection (PIP) arbitrations under the State’s Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act.  Forthright submitted a joint proposal with National Arbitration Forum (FORUM), the incumbent administrator.

Forthright began administering No-Fault PIP claims in New Jersey on April 1, 2011. Our administration provides users with reduced fees, enhanced filing capabilities, and a new user portal.  Forthright's free online tools allow users to manage and file cases electronically.

For more information, please review some Frequently Asked Questions about Forthright's administration of the New Jersey No-Fault PIP Arbitration Program.

Forthright Awarded New Jersey PIP Arbitration Contract
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - April 1, 2011
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - August 1, 2011
Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - March 1, 2013 Commissioner's Approval of Arbitration Rules - April 15, 2013