Date archive: April 2018

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 on Travelers’ handling of this property damage claim. Dippin’ Dots, LLC v. Travelers Property Casualty…

Illinois Appellate Court Strikes Down “Bad-Faith” Pattern Instructions

Summary: A 6 person jury returned a verdict against the Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange Mutual Insurance Company (“ISMIE”) for bad-faith failure to settle. ISMIE argued on appeal that, among other things, trial of the bad faith claim to a six-person jury was unconstitutional. The 1st District Court of Appeals agreed and gave retroactive effect…

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