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SNR Denton on Butler v. First Acceptance Insurance Co.: Lawyer Cannot Testify as Expert in Bad Faith Case Where Lawyer’s Background Is Not Relevant To Issues in Case

By Ronald D. Kent, Partner, SNR Denton Butler v. First Acceptance Insurance Co., 652 F. Supp. 2d 1264 (N.D. Ga. 2009), concerns an insurer’s duty to settle. Butler received what his lawyer regarded as an inadequate response to a time-limit demand for the $25,000 policy limit, obtained a ...

Some Considerations In Addressing Time-Limit Demands

By Ryan K. Hilton Liability insurance carriers should be prompt and proactive when they receive a time-limit demand from a claimant. Time is usually not on the carrier's side when it comes to these settlement communications. There may be many issues and conditions the insurer must address and...