Date archive: August 2012

Nunn Won Right to Contest Whether Noodles and Its Insurer Substantially Delayed Payment of Her Compensation Claim

Summary: Intentional obstruction of workers’ compensation is a statutory remedy in Minnesota that provides relief for an unfounded refusal to pay benefits or a substantial delay in payment that is designed to induce settlement. Zurich made a number of questionable decisions in its handling of a claim and a jury question was created.   Nunn…

No Settlement Check – No Problem: Florida Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Insurer in Bad Faith Case

Summary: Automobile insured brought action against insurer for common law bad faith after $2.8 million judgment was entered against insured in wrongful death action.  Trial court entered summary judgment in favor of insurer.  The Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment holding that the insurer did not act in bad faith by failing to tender offer of…

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