Judge Refuses To Dismiss Bad Faith Claim As Insured Alleged Sufficient Facts

Mealey's (October 23, 2015, 2:29 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — An insured sufficiently alleged that her homeowners insurer failed to adequately investigate her claim for water damage after she provided documentation, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Oct. 16, declining to dismiss a bad faith claim (Joan Yatsonsky v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 15-1777, M.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140748).

(Memorandum available. Document #69-151030-011Z.)

On Jan., 4, 2014, a pipe burst inside Joan Yatsonsky’s home causing extensive damage. Yatsonsky alleged that her homeowners insurer, State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.,...
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