Notice Of Removal In Bad Faith Lawsuit Was Untimely, Judge Rules

Mealey's (November 30, 2015, 8:11 AM EST) -- FRESNO, Calif. — Remand of an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit to state court is proper, a federal judge in California ruled Nov. 23, because an insurer’s notice of removal was untimely (Todd Stone v. Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-1411, E.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 158119).

(Opinion available. Document #07-151207-014Z.)

Todd Stone purchased a homeowners insurance policy from Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Co. and filed a claim pursuant to the policy after his home was vandalized.

Travelers denied...
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