Judge: Insurer Didn’t Act In Bad Faith In Denying Coverage For Fraudulent Claim

Mealey's (September 29, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Dismissal of an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit is proper because the insureds violated the fraud and misrepresentation provisions of their automobile insurance policy, a federal judge in California ruled Sept. 24 (Ali Almazni, et al. v. United Financial Casualty Co., et al., No. 14-0975, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129562).

(Opinion available. Document #07-151012-006Z.)

Monica Howard purchased automobile insurance for a 2012 Toyota Camry from United Financial Casualty Co. (UFCC), and later added a 2011 Toyota Corolla, co-owned...
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