Bad Faith v. Good Faith and Just Results

by Scott Busby – Busby & Negin The demand letter alleging bad faith arrives. Your blood pressure goes up – either you are sick of seeing lawyers toss the claim into every claim or you worry you may have made a mistake on a legal or factual point. How do you lower your blood pressure? …

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Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida

Good-Faith Claim Handling in Florida Timothy R. Engelbrecht, Esq. and Matthew J. Lavisky, Esq. Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP Like many states, Florida law allows a person under a first-party insurance contract to sue an insurer if the person has been damaged by certain actions often referred to as “bad-faith” claim handling practices. The purpose …

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First-Party Bad Faith in Twenty-first Century Georgia

   First-Party Bad Faith in Twenty-first Century Georgia Jon B. McPhail Jon McPhail & Associates, LLC P.O. Box 783 Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-9566 (V) 770-442-1834 (F) jonmcphail@mindspring.com First-Party Bad Faith in Twenty-first Century Georgia Jon B. McPhail[1] OVERVIEW Georgia has historically presented insurers and insureds a “neutral playing field,” following closely the positions advocated by …

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