Amount In Controversy Exceeds Statutory Limits In Bad Faith Suit, Judge Rules

Mealey's (January 8, 2016, 10:50 AM EST) -- OKLAHOMA CITY — Remand of an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit is not proper because the amount in controversy exceeds the statutory limits, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Jan. 5 (Michael Hockenbury v. The Hanover Insurance Co., No. 15-1003, W.D. Okla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1267).

(Order available. Document #07-160111-024R.)

Michael Hockenbury purchased a homeowners insurance policy from The Hanover Insurance Co. and filed a claim pursuant to the policy after his property sustained water damage.

Hockenbury alleged that Hanover Insurance failed...
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