10th Circ. Upholds Geico's Win In Cop's Bad Faith Suit

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 10:36 PM EST) -- The Tenth Circuit has affirmed that Geico didn’t act in bad faith when it allegedly undervalued an Oklahoma police officer’s claim for coverage of his medical expenses following a 2013 car accident.

A three-judge panel of the appellate court said U.S. District Judge Scott Palk correctly ruled in Geico General Insurance Co.’s favor in its dispute with policyholder Brian Shotts, who suffered back injuries in a crash while on the job as a police officer in Lawton, Oklahoma. The other driver involved was found to be fully at fault, according to the appellate opinion.

After investigating Shotts’ claim for underinsured motorist...

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