Scylla and Charybdis

July 2005
Claims;Jul2005, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p18
Discusses issues on the accusations of bad faith against insurers as of July 2005. Risk posed to insurers who take time to investigate the merits of every potential fraud claim; Conditions wherein an insurer is not liable for bad faith; Recommendations for insurers to avoid the appearance of bad faith.


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