Bad Faith Sentinel – May 2014

In This Issue:

– Northern District of New York: Primary Insurer That Waited Nine Years to Tender Policy Limits to Injured Plaintiff Was Liable to Excess Carrier for Bad Faith

– Middle District of Pennsylvania: Neither Unprofessionalism of Lower-Level Claims Employees Nor Failure to Interview Insured’s Employees Alone Constitutes Bad Faith

– Eastern District of New York Dismisses Bad Faith Claims in Dispute Over Property Damage Caused by Hurricane Sandy

– Northern District of Iowa: Litigation “Reasonably Foreseeable” After Insured Accuses Insurer of Acting in Bad Faith

– Update: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Accepts Third Circuit’s Certified Question on Assignability of Statutory Bad Faith Claims

– Excerpt from Northern District of New York:

– The Northern District of New York held that a primary carrier that declined to settle an underlying law-suit for policy limits multiple times, even in the face of evidence that damages were likely to exceed the combined limits of the primary and excess policies at issue, was liable to excess insurer for bad faith.

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