Insurance 101 – Chapter 11 – Volume 24 – Non-Insurance Bad Faith

Non-Insurance Bad Faith

Outside the insurance context, the “bad faith” tort—that is, a tort action for breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing—was initially recognized in a variety of  circumstances. Court of Appeal cases held, and Supreme Court cases suggested in dicta, that bad faith breach of an employment contract or of any contract in which the parties enjoyed a “special relationship” would give rise to a tort cause of action.

The following video was

adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library

 

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