An interesting post on a bad faith question arising out of the tripartite relationship

This is a very good post on the implications of a defense lawyer attempting to bifurcate a tort case into separate decisions on liability and damages, but as I was reading it, my thought, not knowing the law of Maryland in any great detail, was that bifurcating the case does not necessarily remove the potential third-party bad faith claim against the insurer if an excess verdict is returned.  I see one of the commenters said the same thing.  

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  1. I stumbled across this blog post discussing the Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog. You comment is exactly correct. Two Maryland lawyers called me and made exactly the same point. Still, I think anytime a policy limit is offered before a jury verdict, it hurts – at least somewhat – you bad faith claim.
    Thanks for reading. You have a great blog.
    Ron Miller
    http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com