Bona Fide Disputes Over Negligence, Damages Defeat Bad Faith, Judge Rules

Bona Fide Disputes Over Negligence, Damages Defeat Bad Faith, Judge Rules

HOUSTON - A Texas federal judge on Sept. 10 concluded that bona fide disputes existed as to whether an insured's negligence contributed to an auto collision and as to the amount of damages for the insureds' injuries from the accident, leading him to dispose of a bad faith claim against the insurer in an uninsured motorist (UM) dispute (Carl and Salena Accardo v. America First Lloyds Insurance Co., et al., No. 4:11-cv-00008, S.D. Texas; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128747).

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