Judge Allows Bad Faith Claims In Suit Against Insurer Over Faulty Windows Settlements
Mealey's (July 20, 2016, 1:27 PM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — Window and sliding-glass-door manufacturers may proceed on their “bad-faith failure to settle” and “negligent failure to settle” claims against their insurer for failing to indemnify them for underlying settlements arising out of allegedly defective windows, a Florida federal judge ruled July 18 (MI Windows & Doors, LLC, et al. v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co., No. 14-3139, M.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92973).
(Order available. Document #69-160805-011R.)
In 2002, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co. defended two insureds, MI Windows & Doors LLC...