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Bad Faith — An Indelible Part of UM/UIM Practice?
Insurance industry statistics reveal that a significant percentage of drivers carry inadequate coverage or no coverage at all, which means that insured motorists who fail to carry – or who lack an adequate amount of – uninsured (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage place themselves at financial risk if they are ever hit by them.
Speaking at the 2016 National Business Institute’s Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law CLE seminar, McAfee & Taft trial attorney Jodi Dishman delves into the question of whether bad faith claims are an indelible part of a UM/UIM practice. Her presentation includes an overview of a bad faith insurance claims and litigation, including:
- To whom the duty to act in good faith is owed
- What a claimant must prove to establish a violation of the duty of good faith and fair dealing in Oklahoma
- Recoverable damages available to the claimant
- How the courts look at the facts underlying a bad faith claim
- What actions by the insurer do not constitute bad faith
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