Date archive: June 2018

Under Florida Law Court Agrees the Insured and the Insured’s Attorney’s Conduct Are Relevant to Bad Faith

Summary: An insured motorist who sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident brought a first party bad faith action alleging the automobile insurer acted in bad faith in attempting to settle the claim for underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits. The district court granted summary judgment for the insurer; however, the Eleventh Circuit held that although actions…

New Missouri Interpleader Law Caps Insurer Exposure for Multiple Claims

On June 1, 2018, legislation affording new protections to insurers when interpleading policy limits was enacted.  The legislation, known as HB 1531, amends R.S.Mo. § 507.060, which governs the joinder of parties in an interpleader action. Specifically, the amendment modifies existing language with insurance-specific terminology and adds five additional subsections with definitions, procedural mechanisms for…

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