Failure To Pay Additional Living Expenses Deemed Breach, Bad Faith By Judge

Failure To Pay Additional Living Expenses Deemed Breach, Bad Faith By Judge

SEATTLE - Even though a Washington federal judge on July 23 found that an insurer did not breach its contract in its payment of an arbitration award to its insureds, the judge found that the insurer acted in bad faith by ceasing payment of additional living expenses (ALE) prematurely (Randy and Monica Garoutte v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., No. 2:12-cv-01787, W.D. Wash.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103062).

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