Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Granted in UIM Bad Faith Case

In the case of Solano-Sanchez v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 5:19-CV-04016-DS (E.D. Pa. Dec. 16, 2022 Strawbridge M.J.), the court granted a carrier’s Partial Motion for Summary Judgment in a UIM bad faith case.

In this case, the carrier moved for a partial summary judgment in the Plaintiff’s bad faith and breach of contract claims over allegations that the carrier failed to pay her full benefits under the UIM provisions of the policy.

Reviewing the record before it, the court found that the carrier had a reasonable basis for conducting an investigation, that the carrier acted reasonably throughout the investigation, and that the carrier had a reasonable basis for denying full benefits based upon the results of that investigation.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.  The Court's companion Order may be viewed HERE

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Jan. 5, 2023).

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