Montana Federal Judge Dismisses Unfair Trade Practices Claim Over Chimney Fire

Montana Federal Judge Dismisses Unfair Trade Practices Claim Over Chimney Fire

MISSOULA, Mont. - A homeowner's failure to sufficiently enumerate an insurer's alleged unfair trade practices related to settlement of an underlying house fire claim led a Montana federal judge to grant the insurer's motion for summary judgment on Aug. 15 (Helene Bourdon v. Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co., et al., No. 9:12-cv-00097, D. Mont.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115710).

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