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GEICO Loses Appeal to Overturn $1 Million Bad Faith Award

May 21, 2019

An appellate court in California has rejected an appeal by GEICO General Insurance Company from a judgment awarding $1 million in punitive damages for GEICO’s bad faith breach of an insurance contract.

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