Questions Of Fact Preclude Resolution Of Bad Faith Claim In UIM Case, Judge Finds

Questions Of Fact Preclude Resolution Of Bad Faith Claim In UIM Case, Judge Finds

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Although a North Carolina federal judge found evidence that an insurer acted unreasonably in part of its handling of an underinsured motorist (UIM) claim, the judge held Oct. 18 that genuine disputes of material fact mostly precluded him from granting the parties' competing motions for partial summary judgment on the deceptive trade practices and bad faith claims against the insurer (Lawrence D. Guessford Jr. v. Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co., No. 1:12-cv-260, M.D. N.C.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150070).

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