Category archive: Vermont

Vermont Requires Utmost Good Faith to Fend Off a Bad Faith Claim

Summary:  Vermont’s bad faith failure to settle cause of action is governed by the Vermont Supreme Court’s 1938 ruling in Johnson v. Hardware Mut. Cas. Co. The decision established Vermont’s requirements for determining when an insurer acted in bad faith and was liable for failing to settle a dispute. W. O. Johnson had an automotive…


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