Mealey's Labor & Employment - Insurer Had Reasonable Basis To Deny Coverage, Judge Says, Rejects Bad Faith Claim

Mealey's Labor & Employment - Insurer Had Reasonable Basis To Deny Coverage, Judge Says, Rejects Bad Faith Claim

RENO, Nev. - A Nevada federal judge on Aug. 26 granted an insurer's motion for summary judgment on an insured's claim for tortious breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, leaving only the breach of contract claims to survive in a coverage dispute over an underlying Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit (International Game Technology Inc. v. Federal Insurance Co., No. 13-00026, D. Nev.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118961).

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