Bad Faith: Swanson v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance

Cases Bad Faith: Swanson v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance A federal court has ruled that Florida law does not recognize common-law first-party bad faith claims against INSURERS. “Florida law recognizes two types of actions for bad faith against insurance companies...

Bad Faith: Summit Insurance Co. v. Stricklett et al.

Cases Bad Faith: Summit Insurance Co. v. Stricklett et al. Rhode Island Bad Faith Update: Last month in Summit Insurance Company v. Eric Stricklett, No. 2017-185-Appeal. (PC 12-5368) (Jan. 15, 2019; corr Feb. 5, 2019), the Rhode Island Supreme Court stated: “this...

Bad Faith: Harvey v. Geico General Insurance Co.

Cases Bad Faith: Harvey v. Geico General Insurance Co. A Florida Supreme Court promoted an insurers duty to their insureds, reinstating a $9.2 million verdict against Geico General Insurance Co. This case stemmed from an accident in which the plaintiff, Harvey, was...