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Judge: Insured Properly Stated Claim For Punitive Damages In Bad Faith Suit

Mealey's (July 30, 2015, 7:38 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A federal magistrate judge in California on July 10 denied an insurer’s motion to dismiss an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that an insured has properly stated a claim for punitive damages (Sarah Copeland v. Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston, No. 15-1487, N.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90764).

(Opinion available. Document #07-150727-014R.)

Sarah Copeland received disability insurance from Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston as part of her employment as a nurse at the University of California...
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