No Bad Faith Showing In Insurer’s Delay In Payment On Claim, Judge Rules

Mealey's (September 10, 2015, 1:49 PM EDT) -- DENVER — An insurer did not breach its contract with an insured or act in bad faith in delaying payment of underinsured motorist benefits resulting from an automobile accident because it was not provided with the evidence necessary to process the claim until after the insured filed her lawsuit, a federal judge in Colorado ruled Sept. 9 (Wendy L. Peden v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 14-0982, D. Colo.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119978).

(Order available. Document #07-150914-024R.)

Wendy L. Peden was a passenger...
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