Judge: Discovery Needed To Determine If Delay Of UIM Claim Is Bad Faith

Judge: Discovery Needed To Determine If Delay Of UIM Claim Is Bad Faith

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Finding "potentially unacceptable delays" in an insurer's handling of its policyholders' underinsured motorist (UIM) claim, a Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 15 said it was "premature to dismiss" the insureds' bad faith claim and denied the insurer's motion to that end (Barry Shaffer, et al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 1:13-cv-01837, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147875).

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