Magistrate: Some Coverage, Reserves Documents Not Privileged In Bad Faith Case

Magistrate: Some Coverage, Reserves Documents Not Privileged In Bad Faith Case

DENVER - Finding that certain of an insurer's claim file documents pertained to claims investigation, rather than legal counsel, a Colorado federal magistrate judge on April 2 held that the documents were not protected from discovery under the attorney-client privilege, granting in part a policyholder's motion to compel in an insurance bad faith dispute (Colorado Mills LLC v. Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co., No. 1:12-cv-01830, D. Colo.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47601).