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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!

Covers every major area of insurance practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Defense and Indemnity Issues
  • Problems of Multiple Insurers
  • Standard Coverages in Liability Policies
  • Automobile Insurance
  • Special Problem Areas
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Preventive Actions: Avoiding Litigation Risks
  • Glossary
  • PA Supreme Court Cases by Topic
  • Historical Research Reference Bibliography
  • Indexes: Cases, Statutes, Subject Matter

Number of Pages: 914

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Additional Documents


Chapter 28—What Insurers Should Do


List of Charts

Table of Contents


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Product Information
Product Date:
November 01, 2014
Norton on Insurance Coverage in Pennsylvania, Third Edition (Includes CD-ROM)
Speaker Information
Bridget M. Gillespie, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Book with CD-ROM
PBI Price:$119.00