Ky. Justices Say Crash Victim's 'Bad Faith' Claim Too Late

Law360 (June 17, 2021, 9:58 PM EDT) -- A split Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a state appellate court and sided with the trial court in finding that a motorcycle crash victim waited too long to file a bad faith action against an insurer.

Five of the six justices hearing the case ruled to reinstate the trial court's ruling that William G. Watson's bad faith claim against U.S. Liability Insurance co. was time barred by the five-year statute of limitations of the parties' settlement agreement.

The majority said that in deciding when the clock should start ticking on the statute of limitations, the state appellate court "ignores longstanding...

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