Legal Updates

Apr. 9 2018

North Carolina Litigation Update: No Bad Faith in Litigating UIM Claim

Elliott v. American States Insurance Company

The Fourth Circuit has ruled that UIM carriers are not obligated to make settlement offers or settle claims with their insureds before a judgment is entered against the at-fault party. Furthermore, a UIM insurer who decides to not make a settlement offer before the judgment is entered does not commit a per se violation of North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Statute. (more…)

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