Judge Substantially Denies Summary Judgment Motion In Bad Faith Lawsuit

Mealey's (June 9, 2016, 1:08 PM EDT) -- SEATTLE — A federal judge in Washington on June 6 substantially denied an insurer’s motion for partial summary judgment in an insurance breach of contract and bad faith lawsuit, ruling that although the state does not recognize a claim for breach of fiduciary duty by an insurer, the insured has properly pleaded the remaining claims (Claire A. Hews v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 15-834, W.D. Wash.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73486).

(Order available. Document #07-160613-050R.)

Claire Hews purchased automobile insurance from State Farm...
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