Federal Judge Finds Statute Of Limitations Precludes Insurance Bad Faith Claim
(February 25, 2016, 12:00 PM EST) -- SEATTLE — An insured’s claims for insurance bad faith and violation of the Insurance Fair Conduct Act (IFCA) are barred under three-year statute of limitations, a Washington federal judge ruled Feb. 23, granting in part summary judgment to an insurer (Gary Taylor v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co., No. 15-00030, E.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22065).
(Order available. Document #69-160304-023R.)
In 2009, Gary Taylor hired a contractor to remodel his home but alleged that the contractor instead stole items from his home and purposefully...