Bad faith claims against insurance companies second-guess not only the coverage analysis of the single claim at issue, but often involve allegations that strike at the heart of processes and procedures of how our insurance clients conduct their business. The prevention and defense of bad faith claims is a high priority issue for our clients. The number of bad faith claims continues to expand as attorneys for claimants and policyholders look for ways to manufacture extra-contractual exposures of insurers.
BatesCarey LLP has significant experience in protecting our clients to help ensure that these claims do not arise, and aggressively eliminating any bad faith allegations as early as possible in the event they do arise. Our services include the counseling of claims and underwriting professionals, in-house seminars on bad faith law and practice, the development of guidelines for promptly and properly responding to claims and related correspondence, and the vigorous defense of bad faith litigation, including class action suits.