Judge: Insurer’s Denial Of Hurricane Irene Claim Was ‘Flagrant Act Of Bad Faith’

(May 6, 2016, 11:23 AM EDT) -- ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — A North Carolina federal judge on May 3 held that an insurer committed breach of contract and acted in bad faith when it denied its insureds’ Hurricane Irene claim, awarding the insureds $233,398 for their breach of contract claim and treble damages for their unfair and deceptive trade practices claim for a $700,194 total judgment against the insurer (Gary Woodson, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 13-21, E.D. N.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59461).

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