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

Bad Faith Blog
September 3, 2015

Good Faith Interpleader Filing Protects Infinity in Impossible Settlement Situation

Summary: Infinity Assurance Insurance Company insured Ben Purscell’s car when he was involved in a serious auto accident leading to a serious injury and a death. His liability limits were only $25,000/$50,000. Infinity was unable to settle the underlying case which resulted in verdicts exceeding $900,000. Purscell filed a bad faith failure to settle and breach of fiduciary duty case against Infinity. The district court judge entered summary judgment for Infinity which was affirmed on appeal.