Bad Faith Sentinel - July 2014

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In This Issue:

- Eleventh Circuit: Excess Insurer, Like All Florida Bad Faith Claimants, Must Prove Causation to Succeed on Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer

- Northern District of Alabama: No Bad Faith Where Insured Made Misrepresentations in Court Filings and Insurer Reasonably Relied on Advice of Counsel in Denying Coverage

- Western District of Texas: An Expert Must Base a Determination of Bad Faith on the Facts Available to the Insurer When it Acted

- Excerpt from Eleventh Circuit: Excess Insurer, Like All Florida Bad Faith Claimants, Must Prove Causation to Succeed on Bad Faith Claim Against Primary Insurer:

Westchester Fire Insurance Co. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., No. 13-12932, 2014 WL 2766764 (11th Cir. Jun. 19, 2014) -

The Eleventh Circuit finds that a primary insurer did not act in bad faith by failing to inform excess insurer of a post-verdict settlement offer when the excess insurer could not prove that it would have accepted the settlement offer.

Please see full publication below for more information.

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Topics:  Bad Faith, Excess Policies, Insurers

Published In: Business Torts Updates, Civil Procedure Updates, Insurance Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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