Breach Of Contract Claim In Bad Faith Suit Is Untimely, Federal Judge Rules

(July 8, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT) -- PITTSBURGH — Dismissal of an insured’s breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit is proper, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled June 29, because the insured’s breach of contract claim was untimely filed, and he has failed to state a claim for relief in making his bad faith claim (Randy Gowton v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., No. 15-1164, W.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84454).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160711-018Z.)

Randy Gowton purchased a homeowners insurance policy from State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. and...
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