Emotional Distress Damages in a Bad Faith Action Must Result from Economic Loss

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Major v. Western Home Ins. Co., 169 Cal. App. 4th 1197 (2009). Emotional distress damages in an insurance bad faith action must be “tied” to economic loss in order to be recoverable. Specifically, emotional distress damages are not recoverable without economic loss, and emotional distress damages must relate to the amount of economic loss suffered.

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