March 01, 2012

Bad Faith Under a Commercial General Liability Policy

Adam M. Smith and Caroline L. Crichton

From The Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy

  • Learn about the origins of a bad faith cause of action and the standards that apply to it.

This article addresses the doctrine of bad faith in the context of a commercial general liability policy. It begins with a discussion of the origins of and the standards applied to a bad faith cause of action. Next, it discusses the most common factual scenarios in which a bad faith claim is asserted and the types of damages that are permitted in bad faith actions.

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