Insurer’s mere negligence in handling a claim is insufficient to support a finding of bad faith rules the Florida 4th DCA

Even thou the court recognized that there were in fact deficiencies in GEICO’s claims handling it was not enough to say the Insurance Company committed bad faith. Uh? The Fourth District pointed out, that: “[N]egligence alone is insufficient to sustain a bad faith award. An insurer’s imperfect handling of a claim … [Continue reading]

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Insured is not required to show that its insurer breached a policy before it can bring a claim for bad faith.

The law in Florida to bring a Bad Faith claim against an insurance company has been the Florida Supreme Court precedent that provided that a bad faith claim was only ripe when there had been a “determination of liability.” The determination of liability has been broadened by a recent case … [Continue reading]

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$14.5 million damage award against State Farm affirmed by Court!

Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there to damage you. Quoting from the case:  STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY COMPANY v. JOSEPH MARTIN RADCLIFF and COASTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LLC “Here, the jury heard testimony of a man whose whole world—professionally and personally—was destroyed by State Farm’s accusations and the accusations’ role … [Continue reading]

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New Jersey looking to pass a very good Unfair Claim Settlement Practices law

New Jersey is considering passing a law, S-2460, that would allow insurance claimants to  have  a private cause of action against insurance companies settlement tactics that are deemed unfair, like refusing to fully investigate a claim, unfair denials, and other bad faith practices. Insurance claims settlement practices have gotten out … [Continue reading]

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Insurance Company is guilty of criminal activity and jury orders company to pay couple $6 million dollars.

The verdicts in, the jury in Broward County Florida, ordered FCCI to pay $1.2 million in punitive damages and $2.4 million in pain and suffering in the case involving Custom Wood Creations. In this case not only did FCCI do not pay the insurance claim from Hurricane Wilma, they maliciously … [Continue reading]

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