Mealey's Insurance - Judge Finds Insured Properly Alleged Bad Faith In Claiming Physician's Bias

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Although a Pennsylvania federal judge found that much of a policyholder's bad faith claim against her insurer contained "general, conclusory allegations," she found that the insured sufficiently alleged that the insurer employed a biased physician in bad faith to conduct an independent medical examination (IME) that ultimately led to denial of her medical payment claims (Sharon Neal v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 1:13-cv-02309, M.D. Pa.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20017).

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