Date archive: August 2011

Court Finds No Bad Faith Due to Bona Fide Dispute Over Coverage for Wind Damaged Roof

Summary: The District Court granted partial summary judgment in favor of insurer on bad faith claim regarding roof damage. The District Court found there was a bona fide dispute whether coverage applied, but that the insurer had not acted in bad faith by relying on its experts’ reports which concluded that the damage was not…

Wow! Wisconsin Supreme Court “Needlessly Alters the Well Established [Bad Faith] Law and Creates… New Pleading Requirements and Uncertain Procedures That are Unnecessary and Confusing.” (Bradley, J.)

Summary: Allstate insured Wanda Brethorst was injured while a passenger in the car her husband was driving. The Allstate policy provided both medpay and uninsured motorist coverages. Allstate paid her medical expenses up to the $5,000.00 medpay limit and offered to pay a small portion of the remaining $4,789.00 in medical expenses to settle the…

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