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Bad faith refers to unreasonable or unfair conduct by an insurance company. It may include an unreasonable denial or termination of a claim that should have been paid or an unreasonable delay in making payments to the policyholder. It can also refer to an unreasonable failure by the insurance company to defend a policyholder who has been sued under a policy with a liability provision or to unreasonable attempts to under-settle the payment of a claim.
In one case, a client purchased a disability insurance policy and made premium payments for years. At one point he became disabled and could no longer perform his occupation. His claim under the disability policy was denied without a valid reason. Without a reasonable basis upon which to deny the claim, we argued the company had acted in bad faith in rejecting the claim.
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