Ohio Panel Finds Discovery On Bifurcated Bad Faith Claim Should Have Been Stayed

Ohio Panel Finds Discovery On Bifurcated Bad Faith Claim Should Have Been Stayed

CLEVELAND - Finding that allowing discovery to proceed on a bifurcated, stayed bad faith claim would prejudice an insurer in defending against an underlying breach of contract claim, an Ohio appeals panel on Aug. 8 ruled that a lower court erred in not staying discovery on the bad faith claim (Kathleen R. Devito v. Grange Mutual Casualty Co., et al., No. 99393, Ohio App., 8th Dist.; 2013 Ohio 3435; 2013 Ohio App. LEXIS 3523).

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