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Eighth Circuit To Insurers: Settlement Evaluation Must Constantly Adapt To Litigation Developments
A recent decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit taught an insurer a costly lesson about trying to avoid extra-contractual liability: Insurers must constantly reevaluate their settlement...
United States
4 Jul 2016
Pennsylvania: Public Policy Prevents Punitive Damages From Being Recoverable As Compensable Damages In Bad Faith Or Breach Of Contract Action Against Insurer
In an issue of first impression, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that punitive damages awarded against an insured in a prior personal injury suit are not recoverable as compensable damages in a later breach of contract or bad faith suit against an insurer, in light of Pennsylvania's public policy that insurers cannot insure against punitive damages.
United States
3 Feb 2016
Can An Insurer Be Liable For Bad Faith Failure To Settle Without A Settlement Demand?
The Tenth Circuit, applying Oklahoma law, recently became the latest court to rule on this frequently-disputed issue.
United States
9 Oct 2015
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Insured To Settle Without Consent Of Insurer Defending Under Reservation Of Rights
Bad faith claims can have major consequences for insurers. Stopping the Setup gets into the minds of plaintiffs' lawyers and addresses the ways they try to create bad-faith claims against insurance companies.
United States
18 Sep 2015
Georgia Courts Reject Two Common Setup Tactics
In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit sought and then applied the Georgia Supreme Court's answers to two certified questions about policyholder settlements made without the insurer's consent.
United States
22 Jul 2015
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