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Bad Faith Blog
July 2, 2015

Montana Supreme Court Reverses to Allow Insurer to Intervene and Challenge Reasonableness

Summary: A landowner brought an action against the general contractor and subcontractors involving the construction of a home. General contractor’s insurer moved to intervene to challenge reasonableness of a $12M Judgment to which contractor confessed judgment. The lower court entered Judgment in favor of general contractor. The insurer appealed arguing it had a right to intervene to challenge the reasonableness of the confessed judgment. The Montana Supreme Court reversed and remanded holding the insurer was entitled to intervene.