My client was denied a death claim. We have constructed our appeal. I cannot find any statues referring to trebble damages like many other states have. Any reference help would be appreciated.
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
If the judge or jury finds that a business has committed an unfair or deceptive trade practice, then the judge may order the defendant business to pay three (3) times or treble the amount of your out of pocket damages. North Carolina General Statutes §75-16.
This is a very technical area and many more facts are needed to determine if the insurer can be implicated as a business in unfair and deceptive trade practices so you had better get the advice of an appellate attorney licensed in NC law skilled in this area of insurance bad faith.
Check with a lawyer in the locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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