Bad Faith Litigation
Representative appellate experience in these areas includes the following:
Dahmen v. American Family Mut. Ins. Co. (Held that in insured's action alleging claims for benefits under the UIM policy and for insurer bad faith, insurer was entitled to bifurcation of the claims and to stay of discovery on bad faith claim pending resolution of UIM claim.)
Mowry v. Badger State Mut. Cas. Co. (Held that insurer did not commit bad faith in failing to settle within policy limits even though driver's liability for accident was probable and damages were concededly in excess of policy limits, where question of coverage under the policy was fairly debatable.)
Warmka v. Heartland Cicero Mut. Ins. Co. (Interpretation of statute of limitations applicable to insurer bad faith, where court held that insured’s claim for bad faith against its insurer was subject to the two-year statute of limitations for intentional torts.)
Contact: James T. Murray, Jr. in our Milwaukee Office or Michael P. Crooks in our Madison Office.
James T. Murray, Jr.
788 N. Jefferson, STE 500
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Michael P. Crooks
3 South Pinckney, Ninth Floor
Madison, WI 53703