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Insurer Hit With $4.5M Class Action Bad Faith Verdict in Nevada

Everest Indemnity Insurance Co. was hit with a $4.5 million verdict after a Nevada state court jury on Thursday said the insurer acted in bad faith by refusing to cover a construction company‚Äôs defense costs in a class action stemming …

PCI Slams Oregon Bad Faith Proposals

A handful of bills proposed in Oregon could hit consumers with nearly $200 million in cost increases and yield a rash of lawsuits, according to the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, which is urging Oregon lawmakers to defeat several …

Commentary: Lessons From Recent Decisions on Bad Faith Litigation

A rising tide of first-party bad faith decisions is defining the contours of the bad faith cause of action. Recently, three courts have found first-party insurance companies liable for bad faith claims handling. However, there are also two recent bad …