Judge Finds Insured's Common Law Bad Faith Claim Duplicative Of Breach Claim

Judge Finds Insured's Common Law Bad Faith Claim Duplicative Of Breach Claim

PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania federal judge on April 30 found an insured's common law bad faith claim against her insurer could not stand as an independent cause of action and was subsumed by an existing breach of contract claim, granting the insurer's motion to dismiss (Kelly E. Tubman v. USAA Casualty Insurance Co., No. 2:12-cv-07121, E.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61022).

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