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Magistrate: Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer Subject To Arbitration Provision

Mealey's (September 11, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal magistrate judge in Ohio on Sept. 3 granted an insurer’s motion to stay proceedings pending the outcome of an arbitration process in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that the insureds’ claims against the insurer are subject to the policy’s arbitration provision (Joan Kirkland, et al. v. Pan-American Life Insurance Co., No. 14-2536, S.D. Ohio; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117827).

(Order available. Document #07-150914-012R.)

Joan and Thomas Kirkland purchased a short-term health insurance group policy from Pan-American...
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