• Bob Siems

People's Ins. Counsel Div. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 214 Md.App. 438, 76 A.3d 517


The Court of Appeals recently didn't decide whether Maryland should become a "reasonable expectations" state. It instead denied the appeal as certiorari improvidently granted. People's Ins. Counsel Div. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Ins. Co., 214 Md.App. 438, 76 A.3d 517 (Md. App., 2013) (cert granted, but then dismissed as improvidently granted)

I watched the appellate arguments shortly before the denial came down because I had free time on a snow day. Based on the arguments, I doubted the Court of Appeals was going to change Maryalnd's rule. I just wish they would say so.

Also, the case nearly involved the difference between 27-1001 and 27-303 claims. So we might have got some actual guidance on how two indepedent ways to pursue bad faith remedies are supposed to work. Oh well.

#UnfairTradePracticesClaims #CaseLaw #InsuranceBadFaith #Appeals

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