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Court of Appeals of New Mexico Reverses Bad Faith Judgment for Insured and Remands for New Trial on Bad Faith Claim

Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. v. Vigil, No. 32,171 (N.M. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2015). Court of Appeals of New Mexico rules that district court abused its discretion in excluding evidence of previous coverage ruling in favor…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance

District of Arizona: Employee’s Intentional, Incorrect, and Unreasonable Handling of Claim Subjects Insurer to Finding of Bad Faith

Haney v. ACE Am. Ins. Co., No. CV-13-02429-PHX-DGC, 2015 WL 58670 (D. Ariz. Jan. 5, 2015). District of Arizona: Court grants partial summary judgment on bad faith claim for failure of insurer to make retroactive payments,…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Insurance

Western District of Washington: No Bad Faith Where Insurer Refuses to Provide a Defense Where Facts Confirmed Insured’s Actions Were Intentional and Criminal

Wargacki v. W. Nat’l Assurance Co., No. C13-5373RBL, 2015 WL 74111 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 6, 2015). The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington grants summary judgment to an insurer ruling that the insurer…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance

Western District of Washington: Insured That Violated Duties of Notice and Cooperation Could Not Make Out Claim for Bad Faith Based on Insurer’s Lengthy Investigation

Granite State Ins. Co. v. Integrity Structures, LLC, No. C14-5085BHS, 2015 WL 136006 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 9, 2015). The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that an insurer did not act in bad faith…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Extremely Low Interest Rates: Your Estate Planning Opportunity is NOW

Janet Yellen this…. Janet Yellen that – good for business, bad for savers. In March 2015, the rates the IRS requires be used for estate planning are as low as ever. There are three estate planning opportunities that thrive on…more
| Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Supreme Court rules that state professional boards must be actively supervised to avoid federal antitrust scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court, on February 25, 2015, reaffirmed that state professional boards controlled by same-profession individuals which are not "actively supervised" do not enjoy Parker v. Brown-based state action immunity from…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Health

Bad Faith Sentinel - February 2015

In This Issue: - Western District of Washington: Insured That Violated Duties of Notice and Cooperation Could Not Make Out Claim for Bad Faith Based on Insurer’s Lengthy Investigation - Western District of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

When "Fairly Debatable" Is Good Enough: New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms "Fairly Debatable" Standard for Insurance Bad Faith Claims

Two decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court have affirmed that there can be no liability for bad faith in cases where an insurer’s actions in denying a claim are deemed "fairly debatable." While these decisions show a…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Owners of Tax-Exempt Property in Philadelphia Must Provide Proof of Right to Continued Tax-Exempt Status

The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) has sent letters to all charitable organizations in the city that own property shown as tax-exempt, in whole or in part, in the OPA’s records. Attached to the letter is a form…more
| Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial, Nonprofit Law

Philadelphia Adopts Controversial Law Regarding Paid Sick Leave

On February 12, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers with ten (10) or more employees in Philadelphia to begin providing employees with paid sick leave later this year. The Promoting Healthy…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Primary Steps New Jersey Municipalities Must Take to Sell or Lease Public Water or Wastewater Systems to Regulated Utilities Under Controversial Bill Signed by Governor Christie

On February 5, 2015, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Water Infrastructure Protection Act to authorize municipalities to transfer water and wastewater assets to regulated utilities by sale or long-term…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Change in permitting process for companies conducting hydrostatic testing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s general permit for discharges from hydrostatic testing of tanks and pipelines expired on December 20, 2014. Companies who have not previously obtained a general permit and are planning to conduct hydrostatic…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Ninth Circuit Affirms Divestiture Order in St. Luke’s/Saltzer Medical Group Acquisition

In an opinion issued February 10, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a year-old decision by the Idaho District Court which held that St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of the Saltzer Medical Group…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Health

Eastern District of Kentucky: Insurer’s Denial Of Claim Did Not Amount To Bad Faith Where Insureds Could Not Establish Malice or Reckless Disregard

Cline v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 6:13-CV-182-HAI, 2014 WL 7074973 (E.D. Ky. Dec. 15, 2014). After Denial of Claim for Loss from Fire on Basis of Exclusion for Criminal or Intentional Acts, Insurer wins Cross-Motions for…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Business Torts, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Eleventh Circuit: Summary Judgment For Insurer Improper Where Fact Question Remained About Whether Insurer Acted In Bad Faith By Missing Settlement Opportunity

Geico Gen. Ins. Co. v. Gould, No. 14-10913, 2014 WL 7013971 (11th Cir. Dec. 15, 2014) (per curium). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment for an insurance company. It…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Personal Injury, Insurance
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