New York Insurance Bad Faith Law

Well, how can I not comment on this, given the focus of both this blog and my practice? The Second Circuit was just presented with the question of whether an insurer has to provide a defense to a company and its officer, under the employee benefits liability portion of a policy, for an ERISA claim

Sometimes it is fun to see what other states do. Here in Massachusetts, insurer bad faith claims are for all intents and purposes a product of statute, and the statute authorizes multiple damages and awards of attorney’s fees to a prevailing plaintiff. Hence, there is a significant amount of bad faith litigation in this jurisdiction.