Abatement Of Bad Faith Claim Is More Appropriate Than Dismissal, Judge Rules

Mealey's (February 10, 2016, 2:20 PM EST) -- TAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on Feb. 8 denied an insurer’s motion to dismiss in an insurance bad faith lawsuit, ruling that abatement of certain of an insured’s claims is a more proper course of action (Tamara Ley, et al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 15-2687, M.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15032).

(Order available. Document #07-160222-016R.)

Tamara Ley was involved in an automobile accident with an uninsured motorist, Marissa Storti, who was driving a car owned by Kyle Maule....
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