Judge Finds Insured's Bad Faith Complaint Ample, Not Threadbare

Judge Finds Insured's Bad Faith Complaint Ample, Not Threadbare

TAMPA, Fla. - Citing recent precedent from the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, a Florida federal judge on Aug. 21 found that under the "totality of the circumstances standard," an insured who was exposed to an excess liability judgment in an underlying judgment has sufficiently pleaded bad faith claims against his auto insurer, denying the insurer's dismissal motion (Kenneth E. Hayas v. GEICO General Insurance Co., No. 8:13-cv-01432, M.D. Fla.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118696).

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