The short answer is, "No." California did away with Third Party Bad-Faith cases and it has been hellish to deal with insurance companies since then. The carriers low ball every offer, forcing the clients to make the difficult decision to litigate or not.
As for the defendant's lying, that is not enough to get punitive damages. Sorry.
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