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Bad-faith litigation has long been a contentious — and big-dollar — issue for insurers.

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Geico Insurance office (Photo: : Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.com) Geico was accused of bad faith, but the company alleged that it never received any notice of the claim. (Photo: Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock.com)

A federal jury in Columbus, Ga., delivered a post-apportionment award of more than $2 million against Geico insurance in a bad-faith failure to settle a case stemming from an accident in which a bicyclist was struck by a motorist.

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