Mealey's Insurance - 11th Circuit Vacates Bad Faith Award Made Without Proof Of Causation

MIAMI - Because a trial court awarded damages to an excess insurer without first finding causation from a primary insurer's purported bad faith claim settlement activities, an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on June 19 reversed the judgment and damages award in favor of the excess insurer (Westchester Fire Insurance Co. v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., No. 13-12932, 11th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 11546).

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