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Insurance Services

Bad Faith

RMKB’s long and distinguished reputation and experience as an insurance litigation and trial firm is a decisive asset in our handling of bad-faith and extra contractual lawsuits. These cases, usually involving significant liability, often end up being tried before juries with an anti-insurance bias. Defending them requires rigorous preparation, a thorough knowledge of the law, and trial skills acquired through years of courtroom experience.

Critical to the successful handling of a bad faith lawsuit is an understanding of how to categorize it. Frequently, several defense options are available. Selecting the most appropriate one with the best chance of success takes both skill and sensitivity to all the factors involved -- including legal issues, venue, and arbitration options.

The firm has defended bad faith claims alleging failure to defend or indemnify, various coverage disputes including environmental claims, and failure to pay or settle first party claims. The following are examples of the types of bad faith and extra contractual claims the firm has recently defended:

  • Other Health, Life and disability Claims
  • Earth Movement
  • Fidelity and Surety Bonds
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Environmental
  • Primary/Excess
  • Professional Liability
  • Uninsured/Underinsured
  • Fire Claims
  • Sexual Molestation
  • Arson/Misrepresentation
  • Stipulated Judgment