Judge: Primary Insurer's Handling Of Settlement Offers, Demands Not Bad Faith

MIAMI - A Florida federal judge on June 21 held that a primary insurer acted reasonably in handling settlement offers from an underlying plaintiff in a workplace injury lawsuit and in fielding settlement demands from an excess insurer, leading the judge to partially deny the excess insurer summary judgment on its bad faith claims against the primary insurer (Westchester Fire Insurance Co. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., No. 1:12-cv-21758, S.D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87532).

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