Judge: Insured Pleaded Unreasonable Denial Of Benefit Payment In Bad Faith Suit

Mealey's (April 19, 2016, 2:23 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — An insured has properly pleaded that his insurer unreasonably denied payment of benefits pursuant to an automobile insurance policy, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled April 18 in denying the insurer’s motion to dismiss in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit (Justin Linko v. Nationwide Property & Casualty Insurance, No. 15-2066, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51602).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160425-028Z.)

Justin Linko leased a 2015 Toyota Tundra on Feb. 28, 2015, and purchased an automobile insurance policy from...
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