Geico Loses 11th Circ. Rehearing Bid In Bad Faith Case

Law360, New York (October 1, 2015, 9:31 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday refused to hear en banc a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Geico General Insurance Co., delivering another defeat for the insurance company in its battle with a driver who alleges it failed to properly settle a personal injury claim from a traffic collision.

In a one-page decision, the appeals court denied Geico’s petition for rehearing by a panel or the entire court, which, barring a further appeal, marks the end of Geico’s battle with Daniel Diperna, who sued Geico and its insured driver after an auto accident.

Geico in August accused an Eleventh Circuit panel of ignoring Florida...

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