Ga. Justices Should Weigh $8M Bad Faith Case, 11th Circ. Told

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2017, 9:22 PM EDT) -- The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association has urged the Eleventh Circuit to seek the Georgia Supreme Court's guidance on whether insurance carriers may be held liable for negligent, as opposed to bad faith, failure to settle a claim against a policyholder, saying the issue is key to deciding Nationwide's appeal of an unfavorable $8 million trial award.

In a proposed amicus brief filed May 5, GDLA — whose members represent insurance companies and other defendants in civil litigation — said Georgia law remains "substantially uncertain" regarding the...
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