Insured’s Breach Of Contract, Bad Faith Claims Time-Barred, Judge Rules

Mealey's (September 30, 2016, 2:42 PM EDT) -- COLUMBIA, S.C. — Because an insured failed to first preserve her claims against an underinsured motorist (UIM) before filing her insurance breach of contract and bad faith claims, those claims are barred by the applicable statute of limitations, a federal judge in South Carolina ruled Sept. 27 (Jodi A. Whitehead v. The Travelers Indemnity Company of America, No. 15-4200, D. S.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131957).

(Opinion available. Document #07-161010-025Z.)

Jodi A. Whitehead was involved in an automobile accident with an underinsured motorist (UIM), and sought...
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