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Fire-Insurance Bad Faith Claim Advances (access required)

In an insurance company’s dec action, the Richmond U.S. District Court grants the carrier’s motion to dismiss the policyholder’s counterclaim for actual or constructive fraud, but declines to dismiss the counterclaim for bad faith. Plaintiff Standard Fire issued a homeowner’s policy to the Proctors, covering their property in Fredericksburg. In October 2007, a fire extensively damaged ...