In Zhang v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino County, E047207 (Super.Ct No. CIVVS707287), the Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether an insured could bring a claim against an insurer under the Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), based on an insurer’s violations of California’s Unfair Insurance Practices Act (“UIPA”).   Reversing the trial court

At least one court, in a recent decision out of California’s second appellate district, has answered no to that question.  In Vidrio v. Hernandez, the court reversed an order imposing sanctions on an insurer for failing to negotiate in good faith at a settlement conference.  The court held that even if the insurer’s conduct

The California Court of Appeal for the Second District recently affirmed a trial court’s refusal to include an insurer’s proposed jury instructions on the “genuine dispute” doctrine in a bad faith case.  McCoy v. Progressive West Insurance Co., 171 Cal. App. 4th 785, 793-794 (2009).  McCoy limited the “genuine dispute” doctrine to the summary