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For over 20 years, Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania has been one of the most trusted, go-to references in Pennsylvania—for busy practicing attorneys, insurer in-house legal departments, claims professionals, judges, and law clerks alike.
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.”
Now including discussion of over 100 new trial and appellate court decisions, as well as all significant bad faith cases, the 20th Edition will prepare you to handle any dispute in the bad faith arena. Included in the 22nd Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania:
• Summaries of all significant bad faith cases, organized by category
• Discussion of over 100 new trial and appellate court opinions
• In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field, including:
o Federal court dismissal of bad faith complaints under Iqbal and Twombly decisions
o The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith
o Bad faith claims seeking compensatory and consequential damages
o Post-Koken UM and UIM bad faith claims
o Disputes over delay in payment and settlement negotiations
• Discussion of strategic considerations in presenting, and defending against, bad faith claims
• The latest court decisions dealing with discovery battles over claims-handling documents
• Updated Verdict Index, summarizing bad faith trial verdicts in Pennsylvania
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Historical Development of Bad Faith
Chapter 3: Common Law Bad Faith in Pennsylvania
Chapter 4: Parties to a Bad Faith Action Under §8371
Chapter 5: The Nature and Scope of an Action Under §8371
Chapter 6: Defining Bad Faith Under §8371
Chapter 7: Procedural Issues in Bad Faith Actions
Chapter 8: Proving Bad Faith
Chapter 9: Examples Where Courts Have Found Bad Faith May Exist
Chapter 10: Examples Where Bad Faith Has Been Found Not to Exist
Chapter 11: Damages Recoverable: Attorneys' Fees, Costs and Interest
Chapter 12: Damages Recoverable: Compensatory Damages
Chapter 13: Damages Recoverable: Punitive Damages
Chapter 14: Discovery in Bad Faith Litigation
Chapter 15:The Interaction Between §8371 and Other State and Federal Statutes
Table of Cases