Indiana Federal Judge Finds Inmate’s Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer Time-Barred

HAMMOND, Ind. – Regardless of whether an insured’s bad faith claim against his insurer is treated as a contractual claim or an independent tort claim, an Indiana federal judge on Aug. 15 held that it would be time-barred by the policy’s provisions or state law (John Trzeciak Sr. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., No. 2:10-cv-00358, N.D. Ind.; 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90582).
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