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Filing a Bad Faith Claim with the Underlying Claim and Staying the Bad Faith Claim Until Liability and Damages are Determined

Here is another area of handling uninsured/underinsured motorists insurance bad faith claims that got murkier with the King and Bottini cases that we discussed here. As confusion spread from the Bottini concurring opinion, it was more important than ever to include the bad faith claim, and often a declaratory action count, from the beginning of your UM case to avoid… Read More

Bottini v. GEICO – Victory Lap

VICTORY LAP Contributing Authors: Dale Swope and Angela Rodante In the seven years since her husband’s untimely death, Mary Bottini has sought justice from her automobile insurer, GEICO, which made a series of ridiculous excuses to deny and delay payment of uninsured motorist (UM) benefits she was clearly owed. Two years ago, her quest produced a cryptic court decision that… Read More