Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Weigh-In On The Definition Of Bad Faith

On August 30, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to consider whether to ratify the standard for establishing statutory bad faith under 42 Pa.C.S.A.  8371.  This standard, originally established...

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Are You a Responsible Adult?

Growing up means making responsible decisions -- like planning for retirement, budgeting your time and money, and protecting your future.  Unfortunately, far too many adults are not thin

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Reporting Suspected Fraud in PA

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently issued a bulletin regarding fraud reporting.  Entitled “Arson and Insurance Fraud Reporting; Notice 2016-04,” the DOI notice sought to "advise and...

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Buying or Selling a House? Do I Need a Lawyer?

At this time of year, the real estate market heats up because Buyers are often anxious to find a new home before school starts. Many transactions are handled very competently by local Realtors...

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Depreciating Labor in Kentucky

In Kentucky, the question of whether labor is depreciable appears to have gotten significantly more complicated. On April 25, 2016, Judge Thapar, in the Eastern District of Kentucky held that a...

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The Depreciation of Labor is Legal in Pennsylvania

April 19, 2016.  May an insurer depreciate labor when calculating actual cash value in a first party insurance claim? The answer is yes.  A recent federal court decision from the...

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Survey of State Law Regarding Enforceability of Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses

(Updated October 11, 2017) 

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Extra-Contractual Liability for Insurers in New York

            New York is one of the relatively few states that has declined to recognize a cause of action in tort for the bad faith denial of a first-party insurance...

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Will New Jersey Enact a Bad Faith Statute?

In New Jersey, bad faith claims are currently governed by two New Jersey Supreme Court decisions:  Rova Farms Resort, Inc. v. Investors Ins. Co. and Pickett v. Lloyd’s.  In...

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Yesterday I received a call from a person claiming to be from my credit card company.  The caller identified my bank and said he was calling about my _____Card.  It sounded legitimate since the...

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