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Victoria Ann Edwards v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Company
Case Number: 1:22-cv-00103
Judge: Timothy J. Cavan
Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Yellowstone County)
Defendant's Attorney: Kaitlyn J. Mitcham and Stephanie A. Oblander
Description: Billings, Montana insurance law lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant on a bad faith breach of contract theory claiming more than $75,000 in damages.
This case was filed in the Yellowstone County State Court, DV-56-02022-198-BC, and was removed to federal court by Defendant.
Under Montana Insurance Bad Faith Law, insurance companies have a duty to act in good faith and they must attempt to promptly settle legitimate claims where liability is reasonably clear. Insurance companies can systematically deny and delay claims, irrespective of the merits of the claim, in order to hold onto your money for as long as possible. This allows the insurance companies to profit from claim denials by investing the funds and obtaining interest that rightfully belongs to the injured claimant. When this occurs you may need a Montana insurance bad faith lawyer to protect your rights and force insurance companies to honor their promises.
Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed with prejudice.