Tag Archives: Faith

Deciphering “Good Faith” for Insurers Defending Coblentz Agreements in Florida, Insurance Journal

By Michel A. Morgan Insurance Journal (May 17, 2018) – Since the 1969 seminal case of Coblentz v. Am Surety Co. out of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that found an insurer that breaches its duty to defend must pay the … Continue reading

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Good faith requirement in a guarantee

Where a retention guarantee was provided to a construction company for an amount to be demanded but not exceeding ‘a good faith estimate of the costs’ claimed, the contractor had to show that the demand was made in the honest … Continue reading

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Kentucky Federal Court Bifurcates Coverage Claims from Claims of Bad Faith

Summary: Dippin’ Dots wanted coverage for spoliation of its ice cream that resulted from a power outage. Travelers denied coverage and Dippin’ Dots sued Travelers for both the $750,000 value of the spoiled ice cream and for bad faith based … Continue reading

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Guest Column – Attorney David Cole: The Proper Care & Feeding Of A Bad Faith Litigation Expert

    In its unanimous opinion in Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance Company, 170 A.3d 364 (Pa. 2017), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court confirmed the elements of an insurance bad faith action under Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute. The Court stated: “we … Continue reading

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Court Rejects Third Party Administrator’s Demurrer to Insurance Bad Faith Claim Based on Plaintiffs’ Theory of Joint Venture Liability

Implied in every insurance contract is a promise of “good faith and fair dealing,” which means that the insurer must not take unreasonable steps to prevent an insured’s right to receive benefits under the policy. To comply with its promise … Continue reading

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