Federal Judge: No Private Right Of Action Available On Bad Faith Claim
(September 23, 2016, 9:40 AM EDT) -- MEDFORD, Ore. — An insured’s insurance bad faith claim is insufficient and cannot be brought pursuant to state statute because the statute does not recognize a private right of action for the claim, a federal judge in Oregon ruled Sept. 13 (Ronald Lennon, et al. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co., No. 16-1041, D. Ore.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124767).
(Order available. Document #07-160926-022R.)
Ronald and Susan Lennon purchased a homeowners insurance policy from State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. as required by...