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Insurer’s Conditional Offer to Pay the Policy Limit and Ensure Insured be Released was Not in Bad Faith

In Joseph Shaheen v. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co., the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals determined that the insurer’s conduct did not satisfy the threshold standard for bad faith claims under Kentucky law. In 2005, the insured, while intoxicated, struck… Continue Reading →

Insurer’s Post-Settlement Demand for Release by Insured Raises Possibility of Alleged Bad Faith

In Trotter, et al. v. American Modern Select Insurance Company, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma recently denied an insurer’s motion for summary judgment on bad faith claims, detailing what is and isn’t reasonable conduct in… Continue Reading →

Down the Slippery Slope of Bad Faith Discovery

Republished from Tressler’s The Property Line blog. In bad faith lawsuits, policyholders often seek discovery of other claims involving allegations of bad faith. Such discovery is not relevant and should be uniformly denied. The mere fact that some other claim… Continue Reading →

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