Insureds’ Attorney Is A Necessary Fact Witness In Bad Faith Suit, Judge Rules
(July 8, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — Disqualification of an attorney from serving as counsel for insureds in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit is proper because the attorney is a necessary fact witness in the action, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled June 30 (Susan Adeniyi-Jones v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 14-7101, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85053).
(Opinion available. Document #07-160711-029Z.)
Susan Adeniyi-Jones was involved in an automobile accident with an underinsured driver on Oct. 11, 2011. After receiving payment of the...