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Res judicata no bar to bad-faith claim against Allstate

An Allstate customer's unfair-trade-practices and bad-faith claims have been reinstated by the N.C. Court of Appeals in an unpublished decision. The case - Lee v. Allstate Insurance Company (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0779 pp.) - may now go to trial in Cumberland County. An attorney representing the plaintiffs, Brenton D. Adams (pictured) of Dunn, said he doesn't anticipate a settlement in the case, which includes a claim for punitive damages.

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