Defense Base Act Bars Negligence, Bad Faith Claims Against Insurer, Judge Rules

Defense Base Act Bars Negligence, Bad Faith Claims Against Insurer, Judge Rules

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal judge on Dec. 6 granted an insurer's motion to dismiss claims against it related to the insurer's termination of his workers' compensation coverage, finding that the Defense Base Act (DBA) preempted his claims (Anthony Harty v. The Continental Insurance Co., No. 3:13-cv-02545, N.D. Calif.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 172412).

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