Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Insurer Did Not Act In Bad Faith In Denying Payment Under Policy

Mealey's Insurance - Judge: Insurer Did Not Act In Bad Faith In Denying Payment Under Policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A federal judge in California on July 11 granted an insurer's motion to dismiss an insured's breach of contract and insurance bad faith lawsuit against the insurer for failure to pay on a hospital stay claim, ruling that the insured failed to show that his hospitalization was for an injury sustained in an accident, as required under the terms of the insurance policy (Steven Marks v. United States Life Insurance Co. in the City of New York, No. 14-0665, E.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94800).

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