HKR’s lawyers regularly represent insurers defending against allegations of so-called insurer bad faith.
Insurance claims is a highly-regulated, oft-scrutinized environment. Many times, an insurer may be forced to defend its business practices and overall claims handling, amidst allegations of claim mishandling or error.  These attacks arise from lawsuits that seek to reach beyond available insurance coverage, to accuse claims handlers and insurers of offensive, illegal conduct.
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Serious accusations related to insurer conduct must be defended by counsel familiar with the specific coverages at issue, as well as the evidentiary and procedural nuance related to the defense of the claims handler’s conduct and decision making.  The lawsuits can be hotly-contested and challenging.  HKR’s lawyers have extensive experience defending insurers against allegations of bad faith and unfair claims settlement practices.  Our experienced team draws on a deep well of experience in defending insurers against allegations of both claim-centric and “institutional” bad faith.

Our lawyers have deftly handled these cases for decades.  We’ve defended, tried  -- and won -- bad faith cases in courts across the country.  Several of our lawyers were also involved in authoring/editing the industry treatise, Extracontractual Litigation Against Insurers  (Law Journal Press), as well as articles and contributions to publications such as The Legal Intelligencer, FC&S Legal “Bad Faith Compendium," Best's Review, For the Defense (Defense Research Institute), SIU Today, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, and FDCC Quarterly, amongst others.

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