Simmons v. Standard Fire Insurance (8:08-cv-01844-PJM, Doc 36, May 7, 2010) is another 27-1001 first party bad faith case out of the Federal District Court. It's unique in that the Court (dealing with a pro se defendant) explains exactly what kind of...

Encompass low-balled its insured by misusing Colossus

The Maryland Insurance Administration held that Encompass acted in bad faith by lowballing its Insured. Encompass had determined what settlement offer to make using Colossus, a program that helps a...

Nationwide lowballed its insured by offering $125,000 when they valued the case at $235,410 without being able to explain why their offer was so low.

 

The Occurrence

 

Plaintiff was injured in a two vehicle accident when the other driver failed to yield...

N.B. This opinion was rescinded because the parties settled before the opinion was delivered, but the message did not get to the court in time.

 

***Disclosure: MAIF is my client. ***

 

Plaintiff had insurance with MAIF. (Op. 4.) On February 6, 2012, Pla...

Insurer acted in bad faith by failing to pay to replace damaged business property once it became clear that repairs had failed.

 

The MIA found that Erie had acted in bad faith by not paying to replace Mayorga’s coffee roaster once all parties realized...

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