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Bad Faith Claims in the Settlement of Insurance Claims: The Mississippi Experience


  • James A. Bryant
  • Robert A. Hershbarger


The settlement of claims in any state in the United States exposes insurance companies to the peril of tort due to bad faith. The objectives of this paper is to examine this peril in Mississippi as an example of the concept as applied nationwide. Selective cases are examined with emphases on the cause of action and the defense against such action. Finally a summary of measures which can be taken to control the peril of bad faith is presented.

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  • James A. Bryant & Robert A. Hershbarger, 1993. "Bad Faith Claims in the Settlement of Insurance Claims: The Mississippi Experience," Journal of Insurance Issues, Western Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 16(1), pages 39-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:wri:journl:v:16:y:1993:i:1:p:39-48

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