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 Summary Judgment on Bad Faith Claim Where Insured Repeatedly Failed To Provide Requested Information Necessary To Resolve Claim

- Florida Court Of Appeals: Insured Who Settled Claim For UM Benefits Still Allowed To Add Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer In The Same Proceeding

- California Court Of Appeals: Discrepancy Between Insurer’s Initial Repair Estimate And Actual Cost Of Repairs Did Not Constitute Bad Faith

- Excerpt from Third Circuit Seeks Guidance from Pennsylvania Supreme Court Regarding Whether Insured Tortfeasor May Assign Bad Faith Claim to Injured Third Party:

On February 20, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit petitioned the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to provide guidance on an important and unsettled issue of Pennsylvania law: whether an insured tortfeasor may assign a bad faith claim against an insurer under Pennsylvania’s insurance bad faith statute, 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 8371, to an injured third party.

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