Insurance 101 – Chapter 5 – Volume 41 – No Tort Remedy for Non-Insurance Claims Bad Faith

No Tort Remedy for Non-Insurance Claims Bad Faith

The Supreme Court of California was faced with the question of “whether an insurance company’s breach of the covenant sounds in tort when it retroactively overcharges a premium it knows is not owed.” In Jonathan Neil & Associates v. Jones, a dispute between Jones Trucking and Jonathan Neil & Associates arose after an audit of the Joneses’ operations found the trucking company was subcontracting business to other trucking companies. A rule governing the state’s assigned risk plan called for Jones Trucking to pay for the subcontractors’ insurance.

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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