Judge: Insurer’s Partial Payment Of Damages Does Not Support Bad Faith Claim

Mealey's (September 25, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT) -- RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Dismissal of claims in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit is proper, a federal judge in California ruled Sept. 16, because an insured’s partial payment of damages under an inland marine insurance policy does not constitute bad faith (James Dickey Inc. v. Alterra American Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-0963, C.D. Calif.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124563).

(Order available. Document #07-150928-011R.)

James Dickey Inc. purchased inland marine insurance from Alterra American Insurance Co. and Markel Corp. and submitted a claim...
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