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Insurance company sued for breach of faith, breach of contract 4

This is the last post in our series about a breach of faith insurance claim brought by actor Keith Carradine's ex-wife, Sandra Will Carradine, against her insurance company. She claims that she contacted her insurance company in 2006 when her ex-husband sued her. The insurer neither accepted nor rejected her claim until 2011, when it finally agreed to provide a defense. She is now suing the insurance company for the money she spent on her own defense during those five years.

Insurance company sued for breach of faith, breach of contract 3

We are continuing our series about an unusual bad faith insurance case. As we have said, the case does not directly involve Florida residents or insurance policies that were purchased here. We thought the case was worth some time because it is an unusual insurance coverage dispute that involves high-profile individuals and, of course, a whiff of scandal.

Insurance company sued for breach of faith, breach of contract 2

It isn't often that you run across a story about insurance that is even close to being tabloid fodder. We feel it incumbent on us to seize on those rare occasions, then, even if the cases are not from Florida. The insurance carrier in the story, State Farm (technically, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company), certainly does business in Florida, but the people involved do not live here, and the events leading up to the claim did not happen here.

Homeowners say insurer's coverage increase was breach of contract 3

We are back to talking about the class action lawsuit filed in federal court against a homeowners property insurance company. The lead plaintiffs in the case estimate that as many as 100,000 policyholders could be the victims of the insurer's contract breach.

Dubious insurance claims up in Florida, prompting concerns

Often, when insurance companies deny claims, they do it under the pretext of asserting that some element of the policyholder's story puts the validity of the claim into question. In most cases, this is nothing more than the insurance company trying to save money by delaying or denying valid claims.

Homeowners say insurer's coverage increase was breach of contract 2

We are continuing our discussion from our last post. The subject is a class action lawsuit filed in a Florida federal court in which the plaintiffs say their homeowners insurance company increased their coverage and raised their premiums without their consent. Generally, state law dictates that an insurance company notify policyholders of any change in coverage in writing, allowing policyholders enough time to cancel their policies without incurring penalties.

Homeowners say insurer's coverage increase was breach of contract

A Florida couple is leading the charge on behalf of an estimated 100,000 homeowners whose insurance coverage was increased without their approval. By upping the coverage, the plaintiffs say, the insurance company was able to raise premiums, again without the consent of the policyholders.