Judge Finds Homeowners' Bad Faith Claims Duplicative Under Maryland Law

GREENBELT, Md. - A Maryland federal judge on Sept. 19 found that the plaintiffs in a dispute over homeowners insurance coverage did not establish separate bases for their bad faith and actual malice torts against their insurer, making them duplicative of their breach of contract claim and meriting dismissal (Charles Young, et al. v. Travelers Insurance Co., No. 8:13-cv-02092, D. Md.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133934).

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