personal injury

Complaints preceded attorney Brian Dailey’s bankruptcies

“To avoid the consequences of its malfeasance, the debtor initiated this bankruptcy case,” receiver John Polderman said in his objection to first-day motions. “Brian Dailey and The Dailey Law Firm have shown that they cannot be trusted to act in a fiduciary capacity with client funds.”

Dailey, who also filed a petition for Chapter 13 personal bankruptcy protection July 25, is facing a 12-count complaint by the Attorney Grievance Commission accusing the personal injury attorney of dishonesty, fraud and deceit. It is scheduled for a hearing Aug. 8. Dailey could be subject to discipline as severe as disbarment.

Some of the allegations against Dailey in the 2022 Attorney Grievance Commission filing to the Attorney Discipline Board date back more than a decade. As part of their defense, Dailey and his firm have filed complaints and countersuits against those going against his practice. In court documents, Dailey alleges that a former employee embezzled $600,000 from his firm, which contributed to its financial insolvency. The former employee denies the allegation.

Dailey declined to speak to Crain’s on the record for this report.

“Brian and I are looking forward to a full and fair hearing before the hearing panel at which time we

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How to Find Someone’s Insurance Info

  • You can find auto insurance information through the police, DMV, or through your own insurer. 
  • In some cases, you’ll have to use your own coverage to pay for vehicle repairs.
  • There are some circumstances where you won’t be able to file a third-party claim, even if you aren’t at fault.

Accidents can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and repairs. Fortunately, insurance is available so you can recoup the costs. If you’re hurt or your car is damaged in an accident that’s someone else’s fault, you can often file a claim with that person’s insurance company. 

While getting someone’s insurance information at the scene is ideal, it may not always be possible. If you’re involved in a hit-and-run, or the at-fault party refuses to cooperate, there are ways you can protect yourself. 

How to get someone’s car insurance information

While frustrating, there are some actions you can take if someone you’re involved in an accident with is uncooperative. You can request help from the police, contact the DMV, or work with your provider to find out who the at-fault party’s insurer is, says Anastasia Allmon, a personal injury attorney at Farris, Riley and Pitt

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Fired-up N.J. Senate President calls opposition to costly auto insurance plan ‘nonsense’

New Jersey’s top lawmaker came out swinging in fierce defense of his legislation that could force more than 1 million people in the state to pay more for car insurance each year.

Senate President Nicholas Scutari on Monday defended the bill that would hike the minimum amount of liability insurance in the Garden State from its current $15,000 coverage to $25,000 beginning in 2023, and a minimum of $35,000 starting in 2026. He says it’s long overdue to protect victims of crashes.

“This is all nonsense,” said Scutari, D-Union, during a Senate committee hearing, arguing the cost to drive in the state would not immediately increase.

“(Insurers) cannot raise rates for a minimum of three and a half years. They cannot substantiate a raise in rates when we go to $25,000 in coverage. The industry cannot substantiate it. It is an impossibility. The Department of Banking and Insurance will not allow it,” he said.

“The people of New Jersey need this Legislature to protect them from themselves because we tell them what they need to get, and that’s what they get.”

He added taxpayers are the ones who are stuck with the costs to “subsidize unpaid medical bills” and

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