4th Circ. Revives Widow's Tort Claims Against Insurer

Law360, Los Angeles (March 10, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Monday clarified its policy on a West Virginia law that enables plaintiffs to file tort claims over the handling of contract disputes, siding with a widow who filed suit against her husband's life insurance company after it dragged out her claims process.

The three-judge panel reversed the lower court's decision to dismiss Audrey Kenney's suit against the Independent Order of Foresters, a Canadian insurer that took nearly a year to pay out a $130,000 policy after her husband died, finding that Kenney's...
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Case Information

Case Title

Audrey Kenney v. Independent Order of Foresters

Case Number



Appellate - 4th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4110 Insurance

Date Filed

June 20, 2013

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