Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Should a Settlement Demand Be Necessary?

Nov 3, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post explores whether CACI No. 2334’s requirement of a formal settlement demand should be abandoned.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Does Focusing on the Reasonableness of the Insurer’s Decision Raise the Specter of Summary Judgment in Bad Faith Failure to Settle Cases?

Nov 1, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post examines whether making unreasonable insurer conduct an element of a bad faith failure to settle claim affects the ability of insurers to dispose of such claims on summary judgment before trial.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Bad Faith Failure to Settle: Should There Be a Second Reasonableness Inquiry?

Oct 27, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

This post argues that focusing exclusively on the reasonableness of the claimant’s settlement demand effectively makes bad faith failure to settle a strict liability tort in violation of California law.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: Tort Liability for Unreasonable Settlement Decisions

Oct 25, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

Today’s post discusses the second, and more controversial, revision to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions on insurance bad faith: Proposed changes to CACI No. 2334 on a liability insurer’s bad faith failure to settle.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: The Nature of the Tort of Insurance Bad Faith

Oct 3, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

My last post discussed briefly two significant revisions to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) on insurance bad faith.

Revising California’s Jury Instructions on Insurance Bad Faith: Are the Twin Goals of Accuracy and Understandability in Conflict?

Sep 23, 2016 By: John K. DiMugno

California’s Civil Jury Instructions Advisory Committee’s recent proposals to amend the CACI instructions on insurance bad faith proved contentious.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, September 23, 2016

Sep 23, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, September 2, 2016

Sep 2, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Insurance, July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Insurance provides summaries of significant federal and state judicial decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Insurance law.

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