Discovery of Evidence of Claims Bad Faith – 4
There is no bad faith if the plaintiff’s claim denial was just the result of “inept and negligent handling of a claim. The basic test for establishing the tort of bad faith is that a “consistent and unremedied pattern of egregious insurer practices” is normally required for an award of punitive damages.
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