Maryland Law Doesn’t Recognize Insured’s Bad Faith Claim, Judge Rules

Mealey's (April 8, 2016, 12:13 PM EDT) -- BALTIMORE — A federal judge in Maryland on April 6 dismissed an insured’s claims for bad faith and violation of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act (MCPA) in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that Maryland law “does not recognize first party tort actions against insurers for failure to settle insurance claims” (Joe Gladney v. American Western Home Insurance Co., No. 15-1559, D. Md.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46310).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160411-062Z.)

Joe Gladney purchased a commercial property and general liability insurance...
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