Judge Severs Insurance Bad Faith Claim From Amended Complaint

Mealey's (November 5, 2015, 2:41 PM EST) -- TRENTON, N.J. — An insurer has shown that severing an insurance bad faith claim from an amended complaint pending resolution of an insured’s breach of contract claim is proper because the insurer has met the statutory requirements for severing a claim, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled Nov. 2 (Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. v. Pennsylvania Lumbermans Mutual Insurance Co., No. 14-3684, D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148551).

(Opinion available. Document #07-151109-031Z.)

Bridgewater Wholesalers Inc. purchased a commercial business insurance policy from Pennsylvania Lumbermans Mutual Insurance...
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