What is Bad Faith?

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This post will serve as an introduction to some basic concepts surrounding bad faith litigation.

April 4, 2022
Stacy M. Manobianca - Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

As a policyholder, you may have heard the term “bad faith” in the context of litigation against your insurer. Bad faith in the insurance context is a catch-all term for a broad category of claims that can be brought against your insurer. Bad faith claims are common in insurance coverage litigation, and they can be a powerful tool in a policyholder’s arsenal. This post will serve as an introduction to some basic concepts surrounding bad faith litigation.

    Table of Contents
  • Bad Faith Defined:
    • Statutory vs. Common Law Bad Faith Claims
    • Breach of Contract vs. Tort Bad Faith Claims
    • Substantive vs. Procedural Bad Faith Claims
  • Best Practices Throughout the Claims Process:
  • Involve an Experienced Coverage Attorney
  • Conclusion

Ms. Manobianca may be contacted at SManobianca@sdvlaw.com



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