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no-fault

a convenient phrase used to describe compensation systems that do not depend upon the claimant establishing the fault of some other person. The most often discussed is the New Zealand ACCIDENT COMPENSATION system. However, even in the UK interstitial reform is bringing about a larger area of no-fault liability, some within the delict/tort system and some of it outside. See ACCIDENT, ANIMAL LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY.
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Republican lawmakers in Michigan, USA, have called for a repeal of the state's no-fault insurance system in order to reduce costs.
the Court noted that New York's no-fault regulation permits an assignment to be made by an insured only to a provider of health care services, and rejected Aetna's position that it was entitled to bring this lawsuit, holding:
Indeed, the Superintendents reliance upon the "permissible cost" in the foreign jurisdiction is consistent with the legislative purpose underlying Insurance Law [section] 5108 and implementing regulations to "significantly reduce the amount paid by insurers for medical services, and thereby help contain the no-fault premium" (Goldberg v Corcoran, 153 AD2d 113,118 [1989], appeal dismissed 75 NY2d 945 [1990]).
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In 1974, New Zealand's no-fault compensation system came into effect under its Accident Compensation Act.
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