Abatement Of Bad Faith Claim In Workers’ Compensation Suit Proper, Judge Rules

Mealey's (June 1, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- TAMPA, Fla. — Dismissal of a statutory bad faith claim in a workers’ compensation coverage dispute is not proper because abatement of the claim pending resolution of a breach of contract claim is appropriate, a federal judge in Florida ruled May 26 (DSK Group Inc. v. Zurich American Insurance Co., No. 15-1987, M.D. Fla.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69225).

(Order available. Document #07-160613-022R.)

An employee of DSK Group Inc. was injured after falling while at work. DSK’s insurer, Zurich American Insurance Co., was responsible for investigating,...
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