So, there is no harm in giving full marks to Lahore's CCPO's and DIG Operations' formal request put up to higher authorities that actions taken by anti-riot force/police in good faith
must be given indemnity.
25, 1996) (in finding a substantial need, the court compelled production of the file because the claims file sought was "the only record of how Transport handled the claim and, therefore, the only evidence on whether Transport acted reasonably or in good faith
in failing to settle the claim against Post Express in the [insured's] lawsuit.").
In other words, if a Coblentz plaintiff were not required to prove that the settlement it reached with the insured was both reasonable and entered into in good faith
in order to enforce its consent judgment against the insurer, the insured would be incentivized to "lie down" and offer the claimant a judgment for an exorbitant amount bearing no relationship to the damages actually suffered by the insured, because the insured knows the claimant would readily offer in exchange for this bounty a release from liability.
an insurer's obligation to act in good faith
is triggered by
The authors suggest that insurers are hamstrung by being prevented from even presenting evidence that such offers were not made in good faith
The defendants responded that both parties had been untimely in their discovery responses, and that the defendants produced the documents in good faith
in order to ensure that all potentially relevant documents were produced.
1993), the court stated that the insurer could not act with impunity in settling a case within the insured's deductible and that settlement must be made in good faith
The [Act] requires insurers to "attempt in good faith
to effectuate claims in which liability has become reasonable clear." A violation of this provision gives rise to an independent cause of action pursuant to [the Act].
It exposes insurers who do not act in good faith
to the risks of extracontractual liability and damages in excess of policy limits.
Florida's bad faith statute permits "any person" to bring a bad faith action against an insurer for not attempting in good faith
to settle a claim.