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Date: 03-29-2024

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Jarrett Cudd v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Case Number: 4:21-cv-00217

Judge: Clay D. Land

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia (

Plaintiff's Attorney: J. Benjamin Finley, N. Nickolas Jackson, and Kirkland Reid 706-322-6226

Robert Bent Irby - 205-936-8281

Frank M. Lowrey, IV and Michael Brian Terry - 404-881-4100

Defendant's Attorney: Daniel F. Diffley and Melissa Guiselle Quintana - 404-881-7000

Description: Columbus, Georgia insurance law lawyers represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory.

This case was filed in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 22-13916-AA, and was removed to federal court by State Farm.

When businesses enter into contracts, they have an implied duty to act honestly, in good faith, and fairly. When they do not, they can be sued for a breach of this duty. Here, we discuss this duty of good faith and fair dealings and bad faith claims in the business context and the insurance context.

State Farm policyholder can continue to litigate his claim that the insurer systematically undervalues totaled vehicles, the Eleventh Circuit ruled, finding that an appraisal dispute process outlined in his policy did not bar him from filing his proposed class action. 11th Circ. Revives State Farm Vehicle Valuation Suit

Outcome: 03/29/2024 43 STIPULATION of Dismissal by JARRETT CUDD as to All Defendants (FINLEY, J) Modified on 3/29/2024 to correct event. (ggs). (Entered: 03/29/2024)
03/29/2024 Notice of Deficiency (related document(s): 43 Notice of Voluntary Dismissal filed by JARRETT CUDD ); Wrong event used. The correct event is "STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL." Please do not re-file, corrected by case manager.(ggs) (Entered: 03/29/2024)
03/29/2024 REMARK: In light of 43 Stipulation of Dismissal, this case is closed. (ggs) (Entered: 03/29/2024)

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