Bad Faith Bulletin

The latest extracontractual claims liability and bad faith legal issues brought to you by Tressler insurance attorneys!

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Attorney Spotlight: Reginald Cloyd III

Reginald Cloyd III is an associate in the Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes Practice Group. Reggie has a broad range of experience representing individual and corporate clients in complex litigation matters, insurance coverage, local government and homeowner association matters. He… Continue Reading →

Insurer’s Motion to Sever Bad Faith Claims Rejected in Pennsylvania

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania recently denied an insurer’s motion to sever and stay plaintiff’s bad faith claim from its breach of contract claim, finding that the convenience of the parties and judicial economy… Continue Reading →

No Penalty for Delay of Game: Insurer Reasonably Handled Plaintiff’s Claim for Years as a Matter of Law

In Richard Igartua v. Mid-Century Insurance Co., No. 2:216-cv-00849-JAD-CWH (D. Nev. June 28, 2017), the District Court granted summary judgment to an insurer as to claims of bad faith, unfair claims practices and breach of contract, while methodically presenting a… Continue Reading →

In Virginia, No Bad Faith Claim Against UM Carrier Until There’s a Judgment Against the Uninsured Tortfeasor

In Manu v. GEICO Casualty Company, No. 160852, 2017 WL 1511791 (Va. Apr. 27, 2017), the Supreme Court of Virginia provided guidance on the scope of an uninsured motorist (UM) carrier’s bad faith exposure. The plaintiff sustained more than $33,000… Continue Reading →

Washington Supreme Court Rules Insured Cannot Maintain Independent Cause of Action for Regulatory Violations Under Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act

Washington’s Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) allows insureds to sue their insurers for an unreasonable denial of coverage or benefits, and recover triple damages if the insurer acts unreasonably or violates certain regulations. On February 2, 2017, the Washington Supreme… Continue Reading →

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 →

Georgia Appeals Court Reverses Trial Court Order Denying Insurer’s Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment in Bad Faith Suit

In Central Mutual Ins. Co. v. Kicklighter, et al., the Court of Appeals of Georgia reversed the trial court’s order denying the insurer’s motion to set aside a default judgment. The default judgment had been obtained ex parte and then… Continue Reading →

Triable Issues Regarding Breach of Contract Call Into Question “Elder Abuse”

In Paslay v. State Farm General Ins. Co., the California Court of Appeal found triable issues of material fact regarding breach of the insurance contract, due to the insurer’s failure to pay all elements of the insured’s claim for residence… Continue Reading →

Tressler LLP Launches Bad Faith Bulletin

Tressler LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s latest blog, Bad Faith Bulletin. To keep up with the changing digital landscape, Bad Faith Bulletin will replace the firm’s traditional e-newsletter titled Extra! Extra! Extracontractual Liability and Claims… Continue Reading →

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