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The Most Important Coverage Case Of 2015; Jeff Waltz Checks In With An Analysis From The Bayou
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

In the last issue of Coverage Opinions I discussed the Louisiana Supreme Court’s recent decision in Kelly v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 2014-CQ-1921 (May 5, 2015), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com... Read More

Automobile Carrier Held not to Have Violated Its Duty to Settle Where it Offered Its Full Policy Limit in Settlement Less Than Three Weeks After Claim Was Submitted by the Attorney for the Claimant
Posted on 16 Jun 2015 by Troutman Sanders

Graciano v. Mercury General Corp., 231 Cal. App. 4th 414 (2014), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. In Graciano , the California Court of Appeal reversed a jury verdict finding the insured’s automobile carrier liable... Read More

Did This Supreme Court Just Change The Bad Faith Landscape? Is The Decision Poised To Have A National Impact?
Posted on 24 Jun 2015 by Randy J. Maniloff

It is unquestionably one of the most challenging issues to confront an insurer – the demand to settle a claim within the insured’s limits of liability. We all know the drill. An insurer has been defending its insured for a while. The case... Read More