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Judge: Insured Showed She Incurred Economic Loss To Sustain Bad Faith Claim

Mealey's (October 21, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT) -- PASADENA, Calif. — Although a California federal court did not err in its interpretation of California insurance law, it erred in determining that the insurer failed to show that the insured incurred an economic loss as required to sustain her insurance bad faith claim against a life insurance provider, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Oct. 18 (Beverly Burton v. The Prudential Insurance Company of America, No. 14-56721, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 18617).

(Opinion available.  Document #07-161024-051Z.)

Roderick Burton purchased a...
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