Insurance Bad Faith Litigation

     Over the years Yules & Yules has represented insurance companies and their officers, directors, and employees in lawsuits wherein it was claimed that they breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing in policy issuance and claims handling. As a result of defending insurers in bad faith cases and speaking to claims departments on how to avoid bad faith claims, the firm published an article entitled “Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, A Primer,” which appeared in the Connecticut Bar Journal in October 1993.

     The bad faith “primer” discusses the causes of action alleged in bad faith cases and their elements; the parties who can sue and/or be sued; the statutes of limitations and other possible limits on the time for bringing suit; the legal defenses to a bad faith claim; and, finally, the damages available under each applicable legal theory, including breach of contract; breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing; and breach of Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUPTA) and Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA).

     To obtain a copy of the above article, e-mail us.