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Louisiana Town Settles Suit Over Released Video of Illegal Search

A Virginia law professor is set to receive an $86,000 payment for settlement of his civil lawsuit filed against the City of Baton Rouge. The settlement follows a federal court order in which U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles found …

Penn. Family Awarded $18M in Bad Faith Suit Against Nationwide

An insurance company that was tongue-lashed in a decision last month by a Pennsylvania judge is contesting his ruling that it pay $18 million in punitive damages after a long court battle over faulty repairs to a family’s vehicle in …

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 …