Tag Archives: Bad Faith

Florida Supreme Court Decides That Bad-Faith Claim Cannot Be Maintained Against Indemnity Insurer Where Bad Faith Did Not Cause Insured’s Damages

The Florida Supreme Court recently decided, in a case of first impression, that a cause of action for third-party bad faith against an indemnity insurer cannot be maintained when the insurer’s actions were not a cause of the damages to the insured or when the insurer’s actions never resulted in exposure to liability in excess … Continue Reading

“Cutting-Edge” Law: Another California Court Trims a 7-Figure Punitive Damages Award Down to Size

Add yet another appellate opinion to the growing list of California courts that have cut punitive damage awards on constitutional excessiveness grounds. In this one, Amerigraphics, the jury awarded $3 million in punitive damages in an insurance bad faith case.  The trial court cut that number  to $1.7 million, but according to the California Court … Continue Reading