Minnesota Appraisals


Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC recently won a decision in the Federal District of Minnesota compelling a reluctant insurer to participate in an appraisal of a disputed insurance claim. After the insured demanded an appraisal, the insurer commenced litigation seeking to avoid coverage for the claimed loss and refused to participate in appraisal.

Minnesota Appraisals2020-10-26T16:07:53-05:00

Proving that insurance companies have acted in bad faith


Insurance companies tend to have a distinct advantage in their relationships with policyholders. Therefore, they are generally expected to act in good faith when dealing with a customer. There are many ways that states define bad faith on the part of an insurance provider. However, as a general rule, there are two elements that must be shown to prove that…

Proving that insurance companies have acted in bad faith2019-06-21T05:00:00-05:00

Colorado Bad Faith Claims


Under Colorado common law, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to their insureds. When an insurer acts in bad faith, it breaches this implied duty of good faith and fair dealing and a claimant can take legal action against it. To succeed, a claimant must prove that the insurance company unreasonably delayed and/or denied payment…

Colorado Bad Faith Claims2019-05-02T05:00:00-05:00