Judge: Insured Cannot Bring Independent Bad Faith Claim In Insurance Dispute

(June 24, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on June 13 dismissed a number of claims in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that pursuant to state supreme court precedent, an insured cannot bring independent claims for bad faith or breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing when he has already brought a claim for breach of contract (Richard Myerski v. First Acceptance Insurance Co. Inc., et al., No. 16-488, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76201)....
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