The go-to resource for Pennsylvania practitioners
expert analysis of key insurance coverage opinions in an easy-to-use format
detailed exploration of the commercial general liability (CGL) policy and coverage
sections focused on automobile, homeowner's, professional liability, and directors and officers liability insurance
5 chapters dedicated to insurance bad faith law
New/updated in this edition
insurers' duty of good faith versus fiduciary duties
updates on Insurance Company Law, Insurance Department Act, and MCARE Act
updates on declaratory judgment actions, joinder of third-party claimants, and choice of law
Kvaerner Metals and the “four corners" rule
updates on Donegal Mutual Ins. Co. v. Baumhammers, Toy v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., and Ash v. Continental Ins. Co.
proving bad faith claims under section 8371
attorney/client and work-product privileges in insurance litigation
discoverability of various types of information in bad faith cases
recovering damages in statutory versus contractual bad faith claims
ERISA preemption of state law bad faith claims
effect of “other insurance" provisions on duties of multiple insurers
case law update on common exclusions to coverage
case update under PA's Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law, including UM/UIM claims and stacking
treatment of related claims as “single" claim
insurance requirements for health-care providers under MCARE Act
case law updates on coverage for environmental hazards, employment disputes
updated discussion regarding liability of insurance producers (agent and broker)
appendix of PA Supreme Court liability insurance cases from 1986 to June 2014, arranged by topic
discussion of personal injury and advertising injury exclusions
standards for contractual versus statutory bad faith claims
discussion of additional exclusions under homeowners' and professional liability policies
Plus much more!
Summary of Contents
Insurance Coverage Litigation
Defense and Indemnity Issues
Problems of Multiple Insurers
Standard Coverages in Liability Policies
Special Problem Areas
Bad Faith Litigation
Preventive Actions: Avoiding Litigation Risks
PA Supreme Court Cases by Topic
Historical Research Reference Bibliography
Indexes: Cases, Statutes, Subject Matter
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