Judge Finds Michigan Law Does Not Permit Separate Bad Faith Claim

DETROIT - Finding it "well-settled" that Michigan law does not provide for a separate claim for bad faith in addition to a breach of contract claim, a Michigan federal judge on Nov. 20 granted an insurer's motion for partial summary judgment in a dispute over claims from a home fire (Horace Lee v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., No. 2:11-cv-14998, E.D. Mich.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164897).

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