October 9, 2019

            In First Acceptance Ins. Co. of GA, Inc. v. Hughes, 305 Ga. 489, 492 (2019), the Georgia Supreme Court made clear that “an insurer’s duty to settle arises when the injured party presents a valid offer to settle within the insured’s policy limits.”  In so finding, the Georgia Supreme Court noted an Eleventh Circuit opinion ruling:

[I]f an offer within the policy limits is not a prerequisite to a tortious failure to

settle suit, each insured w...

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