Mealey's Insurance - 4th Circuit Reverses Dismissal Of Bad Faith Claims Handling Case Under W.Va. Law

RICHMOND, Va. - Determining that a West Virginia woman's claims against her insurer sounded in tort and were governed by West Virginia law, a Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on March 10 reversed a lower court's dismissal of the insured's claims related to her husband's life insurance policies brought under the West Virginia Unfair Trade Practices Act (WVUTPA) (Audrey Dianne Kenney v. The Independent Order of Foresters, No. 13-1788, 4th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4402).

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