Published: August 23, 2018

Becca Franco was involved in a car accident in 2015.  Franco submitted a claim to her insurer, State Farm, for underinsured motor vehicle and medical payment benefits.  Sixteen months later, Franco filed suit against State Farm asserting breach of contract and bad faith claims.  State Farm moved for summary judgment on her bad faith claim.

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Published: August 1, 2014

Lewison v. W. Nat’l Mut. Ins. Co., Civ. No. 13-4031-KES, 2014 WL 3573403 (D.S.D. July 21, 2014).

The District of South Dakota grants in part and denies in part an insurer’s motion for summary judgment on two plaintiffs’ bad faith claims, where one plaintiff’s entitlement to benefits was “fairly debatable” at the time of the denial and the other plaintiff’s claim was denied for reasons the insurer knew to be false.

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