Judge: Plaintiff Not Named Insured To Insurance Contract, Can’t Sue For Bad Faith

Mealey's (April 4, 2016, 2:36 PM EDT) -- HAMMOND, Ind. — A federal judge in Indiana on March 31 granted an insurer’s motion for partial summary judgment in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that the plaintiff may not sue the insurer for bad faith because she is a third-party beneficiary and not a named insured pursuant to the insurance contract (Jessica Martinez v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 15-137, N.D. Ind.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42956).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160411-023Z.)

Jessica Martinez was a passenger in an...
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