Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bad Faith Claim Dismissed Where Delays Found To Be Caused by Insured

In his recent decision in the property loss bad faith case of Turner v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., No. 3:15-CV-906, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81922 (M.D. Pa. May 30, 2017 Conaboy, J.), Judge Richard P. Conaboy provides an excellent summary of the current status of bad faith law and reviews the validity of bringing a bad faith claim where the insured's own conduct allegedly led to the delays at issue.
Judge Richard P. Conaboy
M.D. Pa.
In the end, the court granted the carrier's motion for summary judgment and dismissed the bad faith claims presented. Anyone wishing to review this decision may click HERE.

I send thanks to Lee Applebaum of the Philadelphia, PA law firm of Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, and writer of the excellent Pennsylvania and New Jersey Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Blog, for bringing this case to my attention (Click HERE to check out that Blog).

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