Judge Grants Judgment To Insurer On Breach Of Contract, Bad Faith Claims

Mealey's (December 4, 2015, 12:40 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Homeowners failed to assert claims for breach of contract and bad faith against their insurer for denied coverage of water damage, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Nov. 25, granting summary judgment to the insurer (Gregory Smith and Jennifer Smith v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., No. 15-670, E.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159127).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #69-151204-026Z.)

In May 2012, Gregory and Jennifer Smith commissioned Certified Master Inspector Craig D. Tillman to perform an inspection of their house for water damage....
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