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Nevada Casualty Insurers Do Not Owe A Fiduciary Duty To Their Insureds

Mr. Martin was hurt in an auto accident.  The opposing driver had no insurance.  Mr. Martin turned to his own auto policy for uninsured motorist benefits.  Mr. Martin felt that his insurer, State Farm, didn't promptly investigate his claim and made inadequate offers to settle. He sued State Farm for breach of contract, bad faith, unfair claims settlement practices, breach of fiduciary duty and infliction of emotional distress.State Farm filed a Motion to Dismiss.  In the case of Martin v. … [Read more...]