Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Barbara H. McArthur and C. Mitchell Brown of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, Columbia, for appellant.
Otis Allen Jeffcoat of Jeffcoat & Associates, Myrtle Beach, for respondent.
Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Heard Jan. 21, 1992.
Decided March 2, 1992.
HARWELL, Chief Justice:
This is an action for breach of an insurance contract. The jury awarded respondent Clarence A. Crossley both actual and punitive damages based on its determination that appellant State Farm (State Farm) breached its implied covenant of good faith and acted willfully or in reckless disregard of respondent's rights under the contract. State Farm alleges that the trial judge committed...
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