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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Alaska Federal Judge Bifurcates Bad Faith Claim For Trial But Not Discovery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska federal judge on Jan. 22 granted an auto insurer's motion to bifurcate a bad faith claim for trial but denied the insurer's motion to bifurcate discovery on the bad faith claim after determining that the insured is entitled to conduct discovery on the bad faith claim as long as the bad faith claim remains as part of the suit (Julia Thogmartin v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. 19-252, D. Alaska, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 11631).
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