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SNR Denton on First-Party Bad Faith in Maryland

By William T. Barker, Kirk R. Ruthenberg and Kenneth J. Pfaehler Maryland common law never recognized a cause of action for first-party insurance bad faith. Johnson v. Federal Kemper Ins. Co., 74 Md. App. 243 (1988). But Maryland created private statutory rights, effective October 1, 2007. A federal...