Matthew M. Haar

Matthew M. Haar

Saul Ewing LLP

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When "Fairly Debatable" Is Good Enough: New Jersey Supreme Court Affirms "Fairly Debatable" Standard for Insurance Bad Faith...

Two decisions from the New Jersey Supreme Court have affirmed that there can be no liability for bad faith in cases where an insurer’s actions in denying a claim are deemed "fairly debatable." While these decisions show a...more

2/23/2015 - Bad Faith Fairly Debatable Standard Insurance Litigation Insurers NJ Supreme Court

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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

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