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American Lawyer Media Publishes 22nd Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania by Rich McMonigle, with Jeff Brenner and Bryan Shay

Insurance-Bad-Faith-in-Pennsylvania-22nd-editionPhiladelphia, PA - January 19, 2022 - American Lawyer Media (ALM)/The Legal Intelligencer have published and released the 22nd Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, the authoritative resource for attorneys, judges, and claims professionals addressing insurance bad faith cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The book, first published in 1999, is authored by Post & Schell Senior Counsel and immediate-Past Chair of its Insurance Law Department Richard L. McMonigle, Jr., along with Principals in the Department, Jeffrey M. Brenner and Bryan M. Shay.

With forewords by Hon. Edward N. Cahn (Ret.), Joseph R. Roda, Esq., and James Haggerty, Esq., the 22nd edition analyzes key issues relating to insurance claims handling and insurance bad faith lawsuits under Pennsylvania's common law and its "Bad Faith Statute,” 42 Pa. C.S.A. §8371.

According to Mr. McMonigle, “Even during the pandemic of the past two years, the area of insurance bad faith has remained a robust area of decisional law, with over 100 cases decided by the state and federal trial and appellate courts this past year."

He continued, "After putting together Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania for the past 21 years, I am pleased to begin the proverbial passing of the torch to my professional colleagues Bryan and Jeff. Our hope is that the book continues to be a valuable legal aid to practitioners in this dynamic area of the law, as well as to our judges and their law clerks.”

The 22nd Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania includes:

  • Summaries of all significant bad faith cases, including over 100 new trial and appellate court opinions, organized by category.
  • Discussion of strategic considerations in presenting, and defending against, bad faith lawsuits.
  • An updated Verdict Index, identifying all bad faith trial verdicts in Pennsylvania
  • In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field, including:
    • Bad faith claims seeking compensatory and consequential damages.
    • The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith.
    • Discovery disputes.
    • Federal court dismissal of bad faith complaints under Iqbal and Twombly decisions.

Click here to purchase this year's edition.

A veteran of bad faith litigation, Mr. McMonigle has earned a stellar reputation for defending cases involving complex insurance coverage issues, alleged bad faith, policyholder fraud, and life, health, and disability claims. He has authored numerous articles on bad faith and regularly provided training to claims handlers and attorneys on the subject. He also serves as a volunteer mediator and testifying expert witness in insurance litigation where bad faith claims handling is alleged.

With a practice focused on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, Mr. Shay advises and represents national clients in a variety of complex coverage disputes arising from both commercial and personal insurance policies. Mr. Shay has substantial experience litigating coverage and bad faith actions, and he has frequently written and presented on topics related to good faith claims handling and insurance coverage.

Mr. Brenner represents national and regional insurers in complex insurance coverage and bad faith disputes in numerous states.  He provides a full spectrum of complex coverage legal representation, including coverage opinions, reservation of rights and denial letters, examinations under oath, and rescission, interpleader, and declaratory judgment actions. 

Mr. McMonigle is also the co-author of ALM’s Insurance Bad Faith in New Jersey, now in its 4th Edition, the authoritative single-volume collection of New Jersey law on bad faith litigation.