Pre-Existing Condition Leads Judge To Dismiss Bad Faith, Unfair Claims Counts

Pre-Existing Condition Leads Judge To Dismiss Bad Faith, Unfair Claims Counts

LAS VEGAS - An auto insurer acted reasonably in considering a claimant's pre-existing medical condition and in its counteroffer to his demand for the policy limits of the insurer's underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, a Nevada federal judge found July 8, granting the insurer's motion for partial summary judgment (Rickey Ward v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., et al., No. 2:12-cv-00835, D. Nev.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95608).

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