Mealey's Insurance - Insured's Failure To Respond Defeats Bad Faith Delay Of Payment Claims, Judge Rules

Mealey's Insurance - Insured's Failure To Respond Defeats Bad Faith Delay Of Payment Claims, Judge Rules

DENVER - Even though an insurer's denial of its insured's uninsured motorist (UM) claim came more than three years after his accident, a Colorado federal judge on Feb. 18 held that in light of a two-year delay in reporting the claim and a failure to supply requested information, the insurer did not act in bad faith (Michael Day Keeney v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., No. 1:13-cv-00796, D. Colo.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19742).

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