MARCH 2013 BAD FAITH CASES: COURT GRANTS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR CARRIER BECAUSE INSURED’S REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH REQUIRED APPRAISAL PROCEDURES (Eastern District)
In Correnti v. Merchs. Preferred Ins. Co., the court granted a carrier’s motion for summary judgment filed in response to the insureds’ suit for bad faith and breach of contract. The insureds originally filed suit after the parties disagreed on the amount of the insured’s loss. However, the insureds refused to comply with an appraisal process as required by their insurance policy. As such, the court granted the carrier’s summary judgment motion.