Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania

​Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania is designed for busy practicing attorneys, claims professionals, judges and law clerks. This clearly written, straightforward volume examines every important issue relating to bad faith lawsuits under Pennsylvania's common law and under §8371 Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute." With this helpful book, you'll be able to handle any debate in the bad faith arena.
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ISBN: 9781628815641
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Book Edition: 2019-01

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Covers Pennsylvania's common law and §8371 - Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute."

Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania is designed for busy practicing attorneys, claims professionals, judges and law clerks. This clearly written, straightforward volume examines every important issue relating to bad faith lawsuits under Pennsylvania's common law and under §8371- Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute." With this helpful book, you'll be able to handle any debate in the bad faith arena.

Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania includes the following:

- Oversixty-five (65) new court opinions briefed and discussed

- Summaries of all significant bad faith cases, organized by category

- Discussion of the impact of recent important decisions, including:
•  The ongoing litigation in Berg v. Nationwide Ins. Co.
•  Wolfev. Allstate, and assignability of §8371 bad faith claims
•  McMahon v. Medical Protective, and third-party bad faith claims
•  The Supreme Court decision in Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. American Nuclear Insurers

- In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field:
•  The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith
•  Continuing debate over severance and bifurcation in post-Koken UM and UIM claims
•  Disputes over delay in payment and settlement negotiations
•  Claims for compensatory and consequential damages

- Strategic considerations in presenting, and defending against, bad faith claims

- The latest court decisions dealing with the discover ability of claims handling documents, and protection afforded for attorney communications and work product

- Updated Verdict Index, summarizing bad faith trial verdicts in Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Usual Suspects: Typical Construction Claims and Defenses

Chapter 2: Key Contractual Provisions

Chapter 3: Standards of Care

Chapter 4: Finding the Money: Insurance and Surety Bond Considerations

Chapter 5: The Role of Experts

Chapter 6: Arbitration of Claims

Chapter 7: Mediation of Construction Claims: A Mediator’s Perspective

Appendix A: Amendments to Fla. Stat. § 558

Appendix B: Contract Provision Excerpts

Appendix C: American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (effective July 1, 2015)

Appendix D-1: JAMS Engineering and Construction Arbitration Rules & Procedures (effective November 15, 2014)

Appendix D-2: JAMS Engineering and Construction Arbitration Rules & Procedures for Expedited Arbitration (effective February 2015)

Appendix E: The Continued Applicability of Daubert in Florida in Light of In re Amendments to Florida Evidence Code, 210 So. 3d 1231, 1239 (Fla. 2017)

Table of Cases

Index