Breach of Duty

A breach of duty is a failure to satisfy ethical, legal, or moral obligations, specially where someone has a corresponding right to demand the satisfaction.

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Punitives: Insurers Lose One and Prevail in Another

Insurance companies won one and lost one in two recent appeals of multi-million-dollar punitive damages awards. While both cases hinged on the insurers' duty of good faith and fair dealing, the two appellate courts reached opposite outcomes on whether the duty applied.