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Insured Failed To Plead Insurance Fraud Claim In Bad Faith Suit, Judge Rules

Mealey's (October 1, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT) -- CAMDEN, N.J. — Although an insured has added necessary additional factual allegations in his insurance bad faith complaint to support most of his claims against his homeowners insurance provider, he has failed to state a plausible claim for violation of a state law consumer fraud protection law, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled Sept. 29 (Steven Breitman v. National Surety Corp., No. 14-7843, D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130744).

(Opinion available. Document #07-151012-013Z.)

Steven Breitman purchased homeowners insurance from National Surety Corp. and filed...
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