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Bad Faith Blog

We cover current issues, highlights and best practices exclusively on claims of bad faith and extra contractual damages.

Bad Faith Blog
May 15, 2019

Colorado Excess Insurance Carrier’s Equitable Subrogation Claim Against Primary Carrier for Refusal to Settle Required Allegations and Proof of Bad Faith

The Colorado Court of Appeals held that an excess carrier asserting an equitable subrogation claim against a primary insurer for a failure to settle a claim within the primary carrier’s liability limits steps into the shoes of the insured, and must plead and prove bad faith to recover against a primary carrier for failing to settle. In the underlying case, a medical malpractice suit was filed against a physician with two separate professional liability policies.

Bad Faith Blog
August 14, 2016

Louisiana Plaintiff Not Permitted to Bring a Bad Faith Failure to-Settle Suit Because of Lack of Proper Assignment

Summary: Dana Johno brought a suit against Leon Duplessis & Sons, Inc. (“Duplessis”) alleging it demolished his home without consent following Hurricane Katrina. Johno also named as parties to the suit Duplessis’s two subcontractors (Hard Rock Construction and Pro Tree Services), its insurer (Scottsdale Insurance Company) and the local parish government which hired Duplessis.