No Joint Venture Between Insurer, Claims Administrator Exists, Judge Rules
Mealey's (September 26, 2016, 1:37 PM EDT) -- PHOENIX — Plaintiffs in an insurance bad faith lawsuit have failed to show that any joint venture existed between an insurer and a third-party claims administrator, and, as a result, no bad faith claim exists, a federal judge in Arizona ruled Sept. 22 (Kenneth Ingram, et al. v. Great American Insurance Co., et al., No. 13-2265, D. Ariz.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130632).
(Order available. Document #07-161010-001R.)
Kenneth Ingram and Wylie Harrison were operating a commercial truck while working for M3 Transport that malfunctioned. While driving...