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American Lawyer Media Publishes 16th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania by Post & Schell Principal Richard McMonigle

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 26, 2016 – Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media (ALM)/The Legal Intelligencer have published and released the 16th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, the authoritative resource for overview and analysis of bad faith cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, authored by Principal and Insurance Law Department Chair Richard L. McMonigle, Jr..

With forewords by The Honorable Edward N. Cahn (Ret.) and Joseph R. Roda, Esq., the 16th edition provides comprehensive review and analysis  of cases and trends related to allegations of insurance bad faith under both Pennsylvania's common law and §8371 - Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute." Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania is designed for busy practicing attorneys, claims professionals, judges and law clerks. It examines the important issues relating to bad faith lawsuits.

“Pennsylvania’s bad faith statute recently reached its 25th anniversary,” said Mr. McMonigle. “This area of the law is no less dynamic today than it was when that statute was enacted. My book, along with our Insurance Law practice here at Post & Schell, is aimed at assisting our friends and clients in the insurance industry in navigating the sometimes treacherous waters of alleged bad faith claims handling.”

First published in 1999, the 16th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania includes:

-Over sixty-five (65) new court opinions briefed and discussed
-Discussion of the impact of recent important decisions, including:

  • The ongoing litigation in Berg v. Nationwide Ins. Co.
  • Wolfe v. Allstate, and assignability of §8371 bad faith claims
  • McMahon v. Medical Protective, and third-party bad faith claims
  • The Supreme Court decision in Babcock & Wilcox Co. v. American Nuclear Insurers

-In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field:

  • The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith
  • Continuing debate over severance and bifurcation in post-Koken UM and UIM claims
  • Disputes over delay in payment and settlement negotiations
  • Claims for compensatory and consequential damages
  • Strategic considerations in presenting, and defending against, bad faith claims

The book is available by clicking here >>

Mr. McMonigle’s national insurance practice focuses upon the defense and trial of first and third party insurance matters involving coverage issues, alleged bad faith, policyholder fraud, and life, health and disability claims. A veteran litigator, he also provides training to claims professionals and attorneys on the subject of good faith claims handling.

In addition to authoring Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, Mr. McMonigle is the co-author along with Principal Lindsay B. Andreuzzi of ALM’s Insurance Bad Faith in New Jersey, now in its 3rd Edition, the authoritative single volume collection of New Jersey law on bad faith litigation.

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