Bad Faith Legislation doesn't get passed in Rhode Island
If passed, Rhode Island Senate Bill (SB) 2323 and 2229 would have allowed anyone who is under a performance, payment or fiduciary bond (claimants, principals and obligees) to file claim against the surety bond company for a bad faith refusal to pay a claim, settle on a claim, or for failing to perform their obligations in a timely manner. The Senate Bill would have authorized claimants to go after both punitive and compensatory damages, and even attorney fees, and other costs associated with the lawsuit.
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