Magistrate Judge Grants Bifurcation Of Claims In Bad Faith Lawsuit
Mealey's (September 25, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bifurcation of an insurance bad faith claim is proper in an insurance dispute because doing so will avoid unnecessary expense and promote the “consideration of a single issue at a time,” a federal magistrate judge in Kentucky ruled Sept. 16 (Richard Lackey, et al. v. Property and Casualty Insurance Company of Hartford, d/b/a The Hartford, No. 15-238, W.D. Ky.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 123459).
(Order available. Document #07-150928-006R.)
Richard and Darlene Lackey purchased a homeowners insurance policy from Property and Casualty Insurance Company...