Insured’s Bad Faith Suit Barred By Statute Of Limitations, Judge Rules
Mealey's (April 20, 2017, 2:25 PM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla — An insured’s bad faith claim is based on his insurer’s alleged breach of its fiduciary duty to him and is, thus, subject to a four-year statute of limitations, a federal judge in Florida ruled April 18 in granting the insurer’ motion to dismiss (Waldermar Baranowski v. GEICO General Insurance Co., No. 17-301, M.D. Fla., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5885).
(Order available. Document #07-170424-019R.)
On May 20, 2009, Waldermar Baranowski was involved in an automobile accident where a passenger in his vehicle, Jiri Renotiere,...