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January 2013 Archives

Court Rules Against Insurer that Tried to Get Out of Paying Underinsured Motorist Claim

Broken car.jpgMany consumers are unaware that insurance companies have an obligation under the law to act in a "good faith" manner toward the people who purchase insurance through them. "Good faith" is defined as an informed judgment based on honesty and diligence supported by evidence the insurer knew or should have known at the time the insurer made a decision on the claim. An insurer fails to make an informed decision based on honesty and diligence when it denies payment of a claim for reasons that are contrary to the clear dictates of Maryland law.

Court Rules for Insurer in Lawsuit Based on Claims of Bad Faith

Broadsided car.jpgFor the second time in as many days, the courts have considered the question of an insurer's legal responsibility to act in "good faith" toward its insureds. "Good faith" is defined as an informed judgment based on honesty and diligence supported by evidence the insurer knew or should have known at the time the insurer made a decision on the claim.

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