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Bad Faith in the Context of First-Party Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 55

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton The insurer's duty of good faith, and the liabilities that flow from breach of that duty, play an important role in insurance law. The duty was first developed in the context of liability insurance to limit the insurer's discretion in exercising...

SNR Denton LLP on Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange: Whether Insurer's Position Is Fairly Debatable Not Always Susceptible to Summary Judgment

By William T. Barker, Partner, SNR Denton LLP In Jones v. Farmers Insurance Exchange, the Utah Supreme Court held that the district court had erred in granting summary judgment that the insurer's denial of coverage was "fairly debatable" and, thus, not bad faith. This reflects a trend...