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