defending direct attacks on our clients
An increasing number of policyholders are quick to advance claims for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and statutory “bad faith”, to leverage their theories of liability against insurers. These claims emanate from a variety of circumstances, including:
Responding to settlement demands
Whether based on contract, tort, statutory or common law theories, these contentious extra-contractual claims – and the lopsided remedies they offer – all require an aggressive defense. Our attorneys ensure that the courts know there are two sides to the story.
We draw upon our experience, creativity, and diligence to ensure our clients' side of the story is heard. By providing our clients with both a strong offense and tight defense, we aim to bring “bad faith” claims to early resolution, and if necessary, aggressively litigate them to conclusion.
Our attorneys are proactive so that our clients are not reactive. By providing clients in-house seminars on claims handling, and by keeping abreast of the latest developments in “bad faith” law and practice, we work with our clients to develop guidelines to ensure a prompt and proper response to the claims they face.