Life Insurance Lawsuits


Litigation concerning life insurance often results from bad faith conduct by an insurance company, usually by claiming that the cause of death of an insured is not covered under the policy, or by claiming that the policyholder was untruthful in the application process.   All insurance policies are subject to good faith and fair dealing laws, in place to protect the insured and beneficiaries.   The winning plaintiff in litigation involving life insurance may be entitled not only to the life insurance proceeds, but also consequential damages that are caused by an insurance company’s bad faith conduct, punitive damages and interest on past-due benefits.