Doe v. Insurance Company

Defendant Doe was involved in an automobile accident with Plaintiff. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained serious injury. Despite repeated urging by Defendant Doe that the insurance carrier resolve the lawsuit with Plaintiff, the insurance company refused to offer the policy limits. The case was tried and a jury returned a verdict against Defendant Doe for more than the policy limits. Due to the refusal of Defendant Doe's insurance company to resolve the case within the policy limits, Defendant Doe was exposed to a judgment beyond the insurance coverage and the possibility of bankruptcy. Unfortunately, for Defendant Doe, the insurance company had placed its own interests over the insured.

Defendant Doe avoided bankruptcy by assigning the bad faith case against the insurance company to Plaintiff. Ultimately, the case resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

 

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