Insureds May Seek Damages In Bad Faith Suit, Federal Judge Rules
Mealey's (October 22, 2015, 3:49 PM EDT) -- FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Dismissal of an insurance bad faith action is not proper, a Florida federal judge ruled Oct. 20, because although an insurer tendered policy limits in a prior coverage action, that does not preclude an insured from seeking damages (Deidre Levesque, et al. v. Government Employees Insurance Co., No. 15-14005, S.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142295).
(Opinion available. Document #07-151026-031Z.)
Deidre Levesque purchased automobile insurance from Government Employees Insurance Co. (GEICO) and filed a claim pursuant to the policy after she was...