Mealey's Insurance - Insurance Bad Faith Claim Preempted By Federal Law, Judge Rules

Mealey's Insurance - Insurance Bad Faith Claim Preempted By Federal Law, Judge Rules

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on July 22 issued an order dismissing an insured's bad faith claim against an insurer for failure to pay on a flood insurance policy after Hurricane Sandy, ruling that the claim is preempted by federal law (Mark Damiano v. Harleysville Insurance Co. of New Jersey, No. 13-7239, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97988).

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