Blog: Insurance Industry

Property Insurance and the Uniform Condominium Act

Property insurance claims involving condominiums require consideration of the condominium association’s insurance policy, the unit owner’s policy, and the condominium’s bylaws, declarations, or...

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Insurance Coverage Concerns During Hurricane Season

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (and in anticipation of the remainder of hurricane season) homeowners and businesses will turn to their insurance companies. However, most policies do not...

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Class Actions: The State Court Action Is Alive & Well

State court class actions remain a viable vehicle in Pennsylvania.  But, they still take a backseat to the federal case.  Let’s consider the...

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Homeowners Policies Do Not Cover Floods

Our team was recently getting ready for trial.  Part of the process included preparing "points for charge"  -- these are concise statements of the law the parties propose for the Judge to read to...

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Pennsylvania Court Takes Measure of Depreciation in Homeowners’ Claims

Depreciation remains legal in the Keystone State (as it should be).  A recent opinion from our Superior Court – Pennsylvania’s intermediate appellate court – reinforced this simple topic, but...

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Arbitration Is Not Always Mandatory

Boilerplate arbitration provisions do not always bind litigants to private arbitration.  Our firm is currently disputing a big-box home...

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Are Coverage Opinions Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

We’ve recently read some commentators and bloggers stating that coverage opinions are not protected by the attorney-client privilege.  Here are...

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LONDON CALLING: WHY THE LONDON MARKET MEANS SO MUCH

The American insurance market is large, but finite.  Although there are millions of consumers, there is a limit on available premium dollars, and the market is quite competitive.  Available...

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Property Insurers Brace for Hurricane Season 2016

Hurricane season made landfall - literally - this morning in Florida.  Hurricane Hermine is wreaking havoc throughout the Sunshine State, the first hurricane to do so since Wilma in 2005.  Heavy...

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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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