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Mealey's Insurance - Coverage Exists For Auto Accident But Bad Faith Claim Fails, Judge Says

CLEVELAND - An Ohio federal judge on Jan. 14 determined that coverage for a car accident caused by an unknown tortfeasor is afforded under an auto policy's uninsured motorist provision; however, the judge said the insureds' claim for bad faith against the auto insurer cannot stand because the insurer had a reasonable basis to deny coverage based on the information it had at the time it made the coverage decision (Amos Baldwin, et al. v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., No. 18-1078, N.D. Ohio, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6147).
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