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11th Circuit Finds No Bad Faith for Insurer, Despite Dispute over Proposed Release Language

USA - June 3 2021 Eres v. Progressive highlights the importance of responding to each and every request made in a settlement demand, and also provides guidance on how…

Christian A. Cavallo, Dustin C. Blumenthal, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Samantha S. Rhayem.

South Carolina Supreme Court Rules Insurers Can Factor Labor Cost Depreciation into Actual Cash Value Offers to Insureds

USA - May 14 2021 In Butler v. Travelers Home & Marine Ins. Co., the Supreme Court held that even though a homeowner’s insurance policy does not define the term actual…

Jeffrey L. Kingsley, John I. Malone Jr..

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Liability of Insurer for $2.9M for Failure to Settle in Tort Liability Claim

USA - April 22 2021 On April 19, 2021, the Georgia Supreme Court responded to questions certified by the Eleventh Circuit involving claims against an insurer for failure…

Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, John I. Malone Jr..

Lessons Learned from Carrier Beating $10M Bad Faith Verdict on Appeal

USA - March 12 2021 On March 8, 2021, due to a deficient special verdict, California’s Appellate Court reversed a jury verdict and judgment finding bad faith against an…

Albert K. Alikin, Alexandra S. Balmer, Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley.

New Jersey Appellate Court Rules Judgment Creditor Not Subject to Mandatory Arbitration Provision in Insurer's Policy

USA - March 9 2021 On March 4, 2021, New Jersey’s appellate court refused to compel an underlying tort liability plaintiff to submit its dispute against the insurer of…

Christian A. Cavallo, Jeffrey L. Kingsley, Marci Goldstein Kokalas.