Date archive: November 2015

Connecticut Holds Third Parties Cannot Bring Bad Faith Claims Against Insurers

Summary:  Plaintiffs Randolph and Vidalina Carford were traveling in a motor home when the driver of a tractor trailer fell asleep, crossed the median and struck the motor home causing serious injuries to the plaintiffs.  Defendant Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Company insured the employer of the tractor trailer driver for up to $1 million…

Summary Judgment Appropriate Absent Affirmative Misconduct to Support a Bad Faith Finding

Summary:  Metropolitan Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Metropolitan) denied Calvin’s residential fire loss claim contending the policy was void because of material misrepresentations on the application and in the claims process. Metropolitan also claimed that it was an arson fire for which Calvin was responsible. Calvin counterclaimed alleging breach of contract, slander, tort of outrage,…

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