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Worker Who Blames Carrier for Suicide Attempt Can’t Sue in Tort

An injured worker may not pursue a tort claim against a workers’ compensation carrier that he accuses of negligence by denying payment for antidepressants, prompting him to attempt suicide, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled. The court’s District III on …

Washington Court Rules on Discoverability of Insurer’s Claim File by Third Parties

In 2013 the Washington Supreme Court found that an insurance company’s claim file was presumptively not privileged in disputes between insurance companies and their insureds unless the insurance company could demonstrate that the attorney-client aspects of the file involved the …

Tips on Handling the Latest Bad Faith Trends

Institutional attack, reptile theory and rules of the road are three recent bad faith trends, according to Douglas Wood, partner and Insurance Group Practice leader for Morris, Polich and Purdy. Purdy, sat down with Claims Journal during the most recent …

Going on the Offensive in Defending Bad Faith Claims

Effectively Limiting and Eliminating Bad Faith Claims by Leveraging Offensive, Aggressive Written Discovery Insurance bad faith claims are one of the most contentious and hardest fought types of lawsuits in all of civil litigation. In particular, a great deal of …

Florida High Court: Citizens Property Insurance Immune From First Party Bad Faith Claims

In Citizen’s Property Ins. Corp. v. Perdido Sun Condominium Ass’n, Inc., 164 So.3d 663 (Fla. 2015), the Florida Supreme Court held that Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a state-created entity that provided property insurance, was immune from liability for statutory first-party …

The Ins and Outs of Bad Faith Claims in Florida

Coverage, liability and damages analyses are the three common themes of Florida third party bad faith cases, according to two southeast Cozen O’Connor attorneys. The attorneys presented on the subject during a two-part webinar offering claims handling tips in the …

Could Medpay be the Latest Target in California Bad Faith Claims

Could a recent court decision in a California appeals court lead to an increase in bad faith claims relating to medical payments (medpay) coverage? It depends, according to two experienced California coverage attorneys. The California Court of Appeals, third appellate …