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District of Columbia - Bad Faith / No Claim Recognized

Commercial Litigation

In this edition of Covered Events, Braden A. Borger, an Associate in the Litigation Department, contributes a case synopsis of Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. v. CTIA. Covered Events is a monthly newsletter serving the committee members of Defense Research Institute (DRI), the national organization of defense trial attorneys and corporate counsel.

In his synopsis, Mr. Borger explains Judge John D. Bates', of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, decision, where he dismissed a bad faith breach of contract claim against an insurer of a wireless communications trade association, Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). Judge Bates ruled that neither the District of Columbia nor Maryland recognize a tort claim for bad faith breach of contract.

Mr. Borger is a member of DRI's Insurance and Commercial Litigation committees.