In the United States, many insurance cases involve allegations of bad faith. We regularly counsel our clients on actions to avoid bad faith claims. When our clients are faced with a bad faith claim, we work to position cases to eliminate the value of the extra-contractual claims, forcing the parties to focus on the actual quantum in dispute. Faced with a bad faith claim, many clients will feel under pressure to settle. We believe that a cost-effective resolution is virtually always a good result, but when insureds are unreasonable and it is economically reasonable, we can and do try bad faith cases to verdict.