Bad Faith Legal Brief

The purpose of this course is to better equip you in your professional activities as an Insurance Agent or Insurance Adjuster.

$9.99

Eligible for All License Types

CE Hours:

3

This course is meant to serve as a primer to bad faith in insurance claims law. Under the insurance contract or policy, insurance companies (insurers) have many duties to the insured, the policyholder (insured). In performing their duties, insurers owe a duty to the insured to act in good faith and to deal fairly with the insured, particularly in the claim handling process. The insurer's improper and potentially egregious handling of an insured's claim can lead to extra-contractual claims like bad faith claims. An insurance bad faith claim describes a claim that the insured may have against the insurance company for the insurer’s bad acts in not adhering to the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

This course makes a few assumptions about you the student:

  • You are a currently licensed Insurance Agent or Adjuster.
  • You are interested in additional information, resources, and knowledge regarding insurance and the legal environment of business in general.

This course analyzes a vast corpus of law, which is mostly comprised of well-decided case law from superior courts that have become precedents on matters bad faith insurance claims. The course looks at instances where the insurance company fails to deal fairly with a party or act in good faith and some of the grounds for a bad faith insurance lawsuit. We will review the legal underpinning including some selected case analysis.

There are four key features to the Course Briefs Continuing Education courses:

  • Introduction to the Law
  • Legal Syllogism Overview
  • Topical Analysis
  • Supporting Case Law
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