Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania

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.
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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 20th 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
•  Update on the important punitive damages case, Berg v. Nationwide Ins. Co.
•  In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field, including:

*Federal court dismissal of bad faith complaints under Iqbal and Twombly decisions
*The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith
*Bad faith claims seeking compensatory and consequential damages
*Post-Koken UM and UIM bad faith claims
*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: General Description, History and General Purpose of the CFA
Chapter 2: Scope of the CFA
Chapter 3: Per Se Violations
Chapter 4: Section 2 Violations of the Act
Chapter 5: State Enforcement of the Act
Chapter 6: Defenses and Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 7: Damages
Chapter 8: Equitable Relief
Chapter 9: Fees and Costs
Chapter 10: Pleading Consumer Fraud
Chapter 11: Pretrial and Trial Proceedings
Chapter 12: Class Actions
Chapter 13: Advertisements
Chapter 14: Lenders and Loan Servicers
Chapter 15: Contract and Warranties
Chapter 16: Cats and Dogs
Chapter 17: Foodstuffs
Chapter 18: Health and Safety
Chapter 19: Home Appliances, Furniture and Furnishings
Chapter 20: Home Improvement Contractors
Chapter 21: Insurance
Chapter 22: Internet Dating
Chapter 23: Learned Professionals and Licensed Semiprofessionals
Chapter 24: Manufacturers
Chapter 25: Personal Information Security
Chapter 26: Public Entities and Public Utilities
Chapter 27: Real Estate Sales and Services
Chapter 28: Sales and Merchandise
Chapter 29: Securities
Chapter 30: Telecommunications
Chapter 31: Temporary Help Services
Chapter 32: Toys
Chapter 33: Vehicle Sales and Services
Chapter 34: International Labor Matching Organizations and International Matchmaking Organizations
Chapter 35: Pharmaceuticals and Dietary Supplements
Chapter 36: Arbitration of CFA Claims Outside the Courts
Chapter 37: Charitable Institutions
Chapter 38: Private Utility Services and Fuel Suppliers
Chapter 39: Private Education
Chapter 40: Business CFA Claims
Chapter 41: Transportation
Chapter 42: Debt Collectors
Table of Cases
Index
Forms and Appendices Online
PRESUIT FORMS
PLAINTIFF’S INITIAL PLEADING FORMS
SERVICE OF PROCESS FORMS
DEFENSE INITIAL PLEADING FORMS
DISCOVERY DOCUMENTS
PRETRIAL MOTION PRACTICE
MEDIATION DOCUMENTS
ARBITRATION DOCUMENTS
TRIAL DOCUMENTS
SETLEMENT AND POST TRIAL DOCUMENTS
POST JUDGMENT COLLECTION DOCUMENTS
APPENDICES