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Matthew M. Haar

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Assign Away: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Bad Faith Claims May be Assigned

On December 15, 2014, in the case of Allstate Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Wolfe, No. 39 MAP 2014, slip op. at 1 (Pa. Dec. 15, 2014), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that an insured may assign a statutory bad faith claim...more

12/19/2014 - Allstate Assignments Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Insurers

Bad Faith Sentinel - November 2014

In This Issue: - Southern District of California Denies Motion to Dismiss Bad Faith Claim in Homeowners Policy Dispute - Northern District of Indiana: No Bad Faith Where Insurer Has a Rational Basis for its...more

11/25/2014 - Allstate Auto Insurance Bad Faith Car Accident GEICO Homeowner's Insurance Insurers Property Damage State Farm

Bad Faith Sentinel - October 2014

In This Issue: - Florida District Court of Appeal: A Prematurely Filed Bad Faith Claim Does Not Compel Dismissal - Florida District Court of Appeal: Insurer’s Liability For Breach Of Contract Need Not Be...more

10/22/2014 - Bad Faith Breach of Contract Dismissals Rules of Civil Procedure

Bad Faith Sentinel - September 2014

In This Issue: - Southern District of New York: It is Unlawful for an Insurer to Withhold Payment When Some Portion on an Insured’s Entitlement is Undisputed - Eastern District of Pennsylvania: State Farm...more

9/26/2014 - Appraisal Attorney's Fees Bad Faith Duty to Defend Hurricane Sandy Insurers Property Damage State Farm

Bad Faith Sentinel - August 2014

In This Issue: - Northern District of Texas Dismisses Bad Faith Claims in Well-Control Policy Dispute - District of South Dakota: Denying a Claim for Reasons Known to be False is Not a Reasonable Basis to Deny...more

8/26/2014 - Arson Bad Faith Denial of Benefits Oil & Gas Property Damage Property Insurance

Bad Faith Sentinel - June 2014

In This Issue: - Court of Appeals of the State of Washington: Bad Faith Damages May Exceed the Amount of a Reasonable Covenant - Southern District of Mississippi: Insurer Providing Coverage Opinion to Insured...more

6/23/2014 - Appeals Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Insureds Insurers Work Product Privilege

Bad Faith Sentinel - May 2014

In This Issue: - Northern District of New York: Primary Insurer That Waited Nine Years to Tender Policy Limits to Injured Plaintiff Was Liable to Excess Carrier for Bad Faith - Middle District of Pennsylvania:...more

5/22/2014 - Bad Faith Excess Policies Foreseeability Hurricane Sandy Insurers Interviews Property Damage Severe Weather

Bad Faith Sentinel - April 2014

In This Issue: - Third Circuit Seeks Guidance from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Regarding Whether Insured Tortfeasor May Assign Bad Faith Claim to Injured Third Party - District of Colorado: Insurer Entitled To...more

4/18/2014 - Bad Faith Request For Information Summary Judgment

Bad Faith Sentinel - March 2014

CONTENTS - United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit: An Absence of Ascertainable Damages Does Not Preclude an Award of Punitive Damages for Bad Faith pages 1 - 2 - Northern District of Alabama: Insurer...more

3/11/2014 - Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Insurers Work Product Privilege

Bad Faith Sentinel - February 2014

In This Issue: - Indiana Bad Faith Ruling is Reminder that Resolution of Breach of Contract Claims in Favor of Insurer Does Not Necessarily Require Disposal of Tort-Based Bad Faith Claims - Fifth Circuit Court...more

2/13/2014 - Bad Faith Breach of Contract Insurers

Bad Faith Sentinel - October 2013

In This Issue: - Wisconsin Court of Appeals: Insurer Does Not Commit Bad Faith by Refusing to Pay the Undisputed Portion of an Insured’s Claim Where the Policy Does Not Require Payment - Southern District of...more

10/2/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Insurers Policy Limits Settlement Title Insurance Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists Waivers

Bad Faith Sentinel - August 2013

In This Issue: - Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Insurer’s “Paid When Incurred” Practice is Not Bad Faith or a Violation of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law - California Court...more

8/28/2013 - Bad Faith Insurers Policy Violations Unfair Insurance Practices Act Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Bad Faith Sentinel - July 2013

CONTENTS - Northern District of Texas: No Bad Faith for Denying Property Damage Claim Due to Insured’s Failure to Allow Insurer More Than a Day’s Time for Inspection Prior to Insured’s Remediation - District of...more

8/1/2013 - Allstate Bad Faith Duty to Defend Excess Policies Inspections Insurers Nationwide Insurance Co. Remediation

Bad Faith Sentinel - April 2013

In This Issue: - Western District Of Washington: Denial of a Defense Where Additional-Insured Status Was Arguable, and Doing So in Reliance on Extrinsic Evidence, Were Both Acts of Bad Faith - New York Court...more

5/1/2013 - Additional Insured Attorney-Client Privilege Bad Faith Corporate Counsel Discovery Document Requests

Bad Faith Sentinel - March 2013

In This Issue: - Southern District Of Ohio: Insurer Does Not Commit Bad Faith By Voiding Policy Due To Insured’s Failure To Promptly And Fully Cooperate With Insurer’s Fire Investigation - Pennsylvania Court...more

4/3/2013 - Arson Bad Faith Exclusionary Clauses Homeowner's Insurance Insurers Investigations Punitive Damages Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorists

Bad Faith Sentinel - February 2013

In This Issue: CONTENTS - Southern District Of California: Excess Insurer Liable For Bad Faith For Two Month Delay In Responding To Insured’s Demand To Either Pay Negotiated Settlement Or To Take Over Insured’s...more

3/1/2013 - Ambu Bad Faith CNA Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Delay Claims Excess Policies LMA North America Inc. National Union Settlement

Bad Faith Sentinel - December 2012

In This Issue: - Florida Court Holds That Insurer’s Claim File, Including Log Notes And Internal Emails, Is Protected By Work Product Protection pages 1 - 2 - Southern District Of Mississippi: Insurer Has Right to...more

12/21/2012 - Bad Faith Life Insurance Misrepresentation Summary Judgment Work Product Privilege

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