Mealey's Insurance - Magistrates Recommend Dismissing Bad Faith Claims In N.Y. Hurricane Sandy Cases

Mealey's Insurance - Magistrates Recommend Dismissing Bad Faith Claims In N.Y. Hurricane Sandy Cases

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Citing a failure of plaintiffs in certain Hurricane Sandy damage cases to respond to a previous directive to voluntarily dismiss or explain the basis for continuing state law bad faith and related claims against their respective insurers, a committee of New York federal magistrate judges on June 5 recommended dismissal of all such state law claims in those cases (In re: Hurricane Sandy Cases, No. 14 MC 41, E.D. N.Y.).

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