Mealey's Insurance - 7th Circuit: Insurer Had No Duty To Disclose Possible Use Of In-House Counsel

Mealey's Insurance - 7th Circuit: Insurer Had No Duty To Disclose Possible Use Of In-House Counsel

CHICAGO - Indiana law does not require an insurer to disclose at the time a policy is procured that it may use in-house counsel to represent the insured in a third-party lawsuit, a Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel found March 11, affirming dismissal of an insured's putative class action for bad faith, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment against her auto insurer (Cindy Golden v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 12-3901, 7th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 4531).

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