Mealey's Insurance - Summary Judgment Not Proper In Insurance Bad Faith Suit, Judge Rules

PHOENIX - Partial summary judgment in an insurance bad faith lawsuit is not warranted because an insurer failed to show that it was prejudiced and because a jury "could reasonably find that [the insurer] acted unreasonably and knew it," a federal judge in Nevada ruled in an opinion made available on Aug. 18 (Michael Trudel, et al. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., No. 12-1208, D. Ariz.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 113642).

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