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Missouri Statute Update Shields Insurers from Certain Bad Faith Litigation

In Missouri, insurance companies owe a contractual duty to defend civil actions that allege liability of their insureds that is potentially covered under the terms of the subject insurance policy. As part of that duty, the insurer must act in …

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’s 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 …