The Bad Faith Sentinel - August 2012



- Texas Court of Appeals: Trial Court Must Sever Breach of Contract and Bad Faith Claims Following an Insurer’s Offer to Settle pages 1 - 2

- Third District Court of Appeals of Florida Holds that Discovery of Insurer’s Business Practices is Premature Before Determination of Coverage page 2

- The Third Circuit Finds Insurer had Reasonable Basis for Denial of Claim where Adjuster Reviewed Claim, Outside Counsel Provided Coverage Opinion, and Insurer Reconsidered Denial pages 3 - 4

- According To An Arizona Court, Bifurcation Of Breach of Contract And Bad Faith Claims Is Not Warranted Where Resolution of Contract Claim Would Not Necessarily Impact Outcome Of Bad Faith Claim pages 4 - 5

- Montana Court Determines That Claim Preclusion Bars Plaintiff From Filing Common- Law Bad Faith Action After Dismissal Of Lawsuit Alleging Statutory Unfair Trade Practices Claim pages 5 - 6

Please see full Newsletter below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

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.

© Saul Ewing LLP | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Saul Ewing LLP on:

Popular Topics
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.