Date archive: November 2011

Insurer Did Not Commit Bad Faith in Denying Worker’s Comp Claim

Summary: Worker’s compensation insurer filed dispute as to whether claimant’s compensable injury included right carpal tunnel syndrome, a wrist sprain/strain, and tendonitis. Following a contested case hearing with the Department of Worker’s Compensation, it was found that evidence of causation was insufficient to establish claimant’s injuries were work related. Claimant filed a bad faith action…

Is It Bad Faith to Delay the Pay? Federal Court in Pennsylvania Says No

Summary: Uninsured motorist filed a bad faith action against his automobile insurer for failure to pay underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits. Insurer moved for summary judgment and district court held that insurer’s delay in paying UIM benefits did not constitute bad faith. Rossi v. Progressive Insurance, 2011 WL 1565848 (M.D.Pa. 2011) On January 5, 2007, the…

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