Quote of the Day - God made time, but man made haste. - Irish Proverb
Much of my practice includes dealing with insurance companies, which is inevitably frustrated by untimely responses. You tender a claim, and the carrier gets back to you sometime in six months. California has a Fair Claims act that requires a coverage determination within 40 days.
Insurers rarely meet that deadline. We then take carriers to task for those and other eggregious violations. Run this search and you'll discovery a veritable gaggle of Plaintiff's bad faith lawyers.
In New York, the Court of Appeals (the highest court in the State of New York) just held that a 48-delay is unreasonable as a matter of law.
For Chief Judge Judith Kaye (or any judge), those (as a matter of law) are strong words. Words that attorneys can use to deal with recalcitrant insurance companies.
The Bad Faith lawyers have to love this decision.