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Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers
600 S Indian Hill Blvd   
ClaremontCA 91711
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Practice Info
A bad-faith claim arises when the insurer denies or delays your claim unreasonably and without proper cause. When this happens, the insurer violates the duty of good faith and fair dealing that is inherent in every insurance policy. Because of the special relationship between the insurer and its insureds, such a violation can entitle the policyholder to a wider array of damages than those that are available on a typical breach-of-contract claim.

If an insurance company violates that covenant, the insured person (or "policyholder") may sue the company on a tort claim in addition to a standard breach of contract claim. The contract-tort distinction is significant because as a matter of public policy, punitive or exemplary damages are unavailable for contract claims, but are available for tort claims.
Bio
William M. Shernoff is the founding partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP, a law firm specializing in insurance bad faith litigation. A longtime consumer advocate, Mr. Shernoff has made a career of representing insurance consumers in their cases against insurance companies.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
 Injuries & Accidents
 Insurance
 Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Personal Injury
Certifications:
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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