Judge: Adjuster Properly Joined In Bad Faith Lawsuit
Mealey's (August 23, 2016, 11:48 AM EDT) -- DALLAS — An insurance adjuster was properly joined in an insurance bad faith and breach of contract lawsuit because an insured has pleaded a claim against the adjuster for violation of the Texas Insurance Code, destroying diversity jurisdiction, a federal judge in Texas ruled Aug. 22 in remanding the action to state court (Robert Martinez v. State Farm Lloyds, et al., No. 16-0040, N.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111334).
(Opinion available. Document #07-160825-025Z.)
Robert Martinez purchased a homeowners insurance policy from State Farm Lloyds and...