Florida High Court: Insured’s Assignee Cannot Recover $4 Million As Bad Faith Damages

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (Mealey's) An employer's liability insurer's actions neither caused the damages claimed by an insured nor resulted in exposure of the insured to liability in excess of the policy limits of three policies issued to the insured, the Florida Supreme Court held May 6, answering...

Chinese-Drywall Cases And Their Impact On Liability-Insurance Carriers In Settling Multiple Claims In Good Faith Against Their Insureds In Certain State Courts

By R. Steven Rawls and Ryan K. Hilton Originally published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Bad Faith I. Introduction Many insurers that issued liability policies to homebuilders in the southeast United States are receiving an influx of Chinese-drywall claims. Between 2004 and 2007, an...

Moorhead Elected Chair Of San Diego County Bar's Insurance/Bad Faith Section

SAN DIEGO - Bridget K. Moorhead , of counsel in the Litigation Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. , has been elected to chair the Insurance/Bad Faith Section of the San Diego County Bar Association for 2011. As a section chair, Moorhead will work to educate fellow lawyers...

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Insurer's Motion To Stay Reinstated $92.9 Million Judgment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31 denied an insurer's motion to stay pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari of a $92.9 million judgment that was reinstated against it in a class action lawsuit arising from hurricanes Katrina and...

California Supreme Court Holds That Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The California Supreme Court said Aug. 1 that an insurance policyholder can bring bad faith and false advertising claims against her insurance company under the state’s unfair competition law (UCL; Business and Professions Code Section 17200, et seq. ) and...