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Bad Faith Law in Alabama: What Attorneys Must Know
Webinar is now available on-demand. NOTE: On-Demand webinars are not eligible for CLE credit.
Whether representing the insurance company or the insured, it's essential that Alabama attorneys be familiar with the latest developments in bad faith claims. How does it all play out in the courtroom? What tactics may be employed to prove or defeat a claim? If successful, what damages may the plaintiff recover? How did the Alabama Supreme Court decision in State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Brechbill change how you determine case strategy?
The tort of bad faith in Alabama has four elements – breach of an insurance contract, the intentional refusal to pay the insured’s claim, the absence of any reasonable legitimate or arguable reason for that refusal, and the insurance company’s knowledge of such absence. If the intentional failure to determine the existence of a lawful basis is relied upon, the plaintiff must prove the insurance company’s intentional failure to determine whether there is a legitimate or arguable reason to refuse to pay a claim.
Join your Alabama colleagues for a fast-paced briefing on the latest developments and trial tactics for delivering the best possible outcome.
- Bifurcation of the claims?
- Venue, jurisdiction, choice of law, timing
- Satisfying the definition of "suit"
- State recognition of bad faith
- Examples of real-life insurer misconduct
- Creatively employing motions in limine
- Recovery of emotional distress, economic loss
- Pursuing punitive damages
- Voir dire of the tort/contract case
- Displaying the policy to show bad faith
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About Your Presenter:
Personal Injury Attorney
Prince, Glover & Hayes
Matt Glover, with the law firm of Prince, Glover & Hayes in Tuscaloosa, primarily handles personal injury cases all over the state of Alabama. Since 2002, he has obtained in excess of $75,000,000 through trial or settlement on behalf of injured people. Mr. Glover handles cases involving product failures, industrial accidents and injuries resulting from collisions with commercial vehicles. He has also represented Alabama farmers and small business owners against out-of-state insurance companies. Mr. Glover graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2002.