A drug defendant was not required to show bad faith in order to be entitled to an adverse-inference jury instruction as a remedy for the government’s destruction of evidence, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in granting a new trial.
An insurance company sued for bad faith could prevent the discovery of the plaintiff’s claims file only to the extent that the file included privileged attorney communications, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled.
An insurance company that provided foster care liability insurance did not owe a duty of good faith to a foster child who died from neglect, the 10th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
An employee could not sue his employer’s workers’ compensation insurer for pain and suffering allegedly caused by wrongful delays in the payment of his medical bills, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
An injured employee could not sue a workers’ compensation insurance carrier for breaching a common-law duty of good faith and fair dealing, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
State Farm may have engaged in bad faith by taking nearly three years to settle a third-party claim under one of its automobile policies, the 6th Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment.
A jury has awarded $10 million to an Ohio couple whose insurer refused to pay their auto claim or provide a lawyer for their defense for hitting another car in an accident that killed one person and injured another.
An insured suing for bad faith is not required to prove economic or physical injury in order to recover damages for emotional distress allegedly caused by the termination of her long-term care benefits, the Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled in answering a certified question from a U.S. District Court.
The attorney-client privilege applies to preclude the disclosure of communications and correspondence in a first-party bad faith action against a disability insurer, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.