West Virginia High Court Denies Attorney Fees For Bad Faith Claim In UIM Case

West Virginia High Court Denies Attorney Fees For Bad Faith Claim In UIM Case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Existing case law governing the awarding of attorney fees in insurance cases do not provide for an award of attorney fees related to policyholders' bad faith claim after having already been awarded fees related to their underlying underinsured motorist (UIM) claim, a majority in the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 29, affirming a lower court's finding (Wayne A. Lemasters, et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., No. 12-0774, W.Va. Sup.; 2013 W. Va. LEXIS 1178).

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