Bad Faith By Insurance Company

Insurance companies have duties of good faith, fair dealing and timeliness they must follow when handling insurance claims. Failing to meet these obligations is bad faith.

Bad Faith is term used to describe conduct by an insurer that violates its duties to its policy holder, the insured. This can include actions by an insurance company designed to mislead an insured as well as the negligence, or failure to perform some duty or contractual obligation owed.