Panel: Plaintiff In Bad Faith Suit Lacked Contractual Relationship With Insurer

Mealey's (May 27, 2016, 9:10 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A federal district court did not err in dismissing an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit against insurers because the plaintiff did not have a contractual relationship with the insurers and lacked standing to sue, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled May 20 (Becky McVay v. Allied World Assurance Co. Inc., et al., No. 14-15975, 9th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 9299).

(Memorandum opinion available. Document #07-160613-017Z.)

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