Insureds Provided Sufficient Evidence To Support Bad Faith Claim, Judge Rules

Mealey's (February 23, 2016, 2:15 PM EST) -- PENDLETON, Ore. — Insureds have provided sufficient evidence showing that their homeowners insurance provider acted in bad faith in investigating their claims made after a fire damaged their home and personal property, a federal judge in Oregon ruled Feb. 19 in denying the insurer’s motion for judgment as a matter of law or, in the alternative, for a new trial (Travis and Michelle Vail v. Country Mutual Insurance Co., No. 13-2029, D. Ore.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20140).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160314-001Z.)

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