COLUMBUS, Ohio - Because an accompanying coverage dispute has already been resolved, an Ohio federal magistrate judge on Jan. 14 ordered an insurer to comply with a plaintiff's discovery requests, finding that a bifurcated bad faith claim was now ripe and that the attorney-client privilege did not apply (Scott Elliot Smith LPA, et al. v. Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America, No. 2:12-cv-00065, S.D. Ohio; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4612).