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$12M Bad Faith Suit In Folding Chair Mishap Tossed

Law360 (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A furniture maker's $12 million lawsuit against AIU Insurance Co. was thrown out Thursday after a judge ruled the insurer did not act in bad faith when it settled a paralyzed Florida woman's liability claims after she fell from a folding chair into a dry lake bed.

AIU was not "only looking out for its own best interests" when it exhausted policy limits in order to settle the woman's claim, Judge Susan C. Bucklew ruled in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida,...
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