Alaska High Court Finds Judgment In Bad Faith Case Exceeded Motion’s Scope

JUNEAU, Alaska – Although the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed in an Aug. 19 ruling that an insurer did not breach its duty to settle by rejecting a settlement offer that exceeded policy limits, it held that a trial court’s order dismissing all claims against the insurer was broader than the relief sought in the insurer’s partial summary judgment motion (Zebuleon Whitney v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., No. S-13942, Alaska Sup.; 2011 Alas. LEXIS 83).
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