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Post & Schell's Rich McMonigle Authors 15th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 22, 2015 – Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce that American Lawyer Media (ALM)/The Legal Intelligencer have published and released the 15th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, the authoritative resource for overview and analysis of bad faith cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Post & Schell Insurance Law Principal and book author Richard L. McMonigle, Jr. provides detailed summaries of all significant Pennsylvania bad faith decisions, the most significant verdicts of 2014, and examines every important issue relating to bad faith lawsuits under Pennsylvania's common law and under §8371 - Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute."

“The year 2015 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passage of Pennsylvania’s Bad Faith Statute,” said Mr. McMonigle. “As perhaps most starkly illustrated by an $18 million punitive damages award handed down last year, currently on appeal, insurance bad faith litigation remains a dynamic and potentially volatile area in which to practice.”

First published in 1999, the 15th Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania includes:

-Over seventy new court opinions briefed and discussed
-Summaries of all significant bad faith cases, organized by category
-Discussion of:

  • Defense verdict in Rhodes vs. USAA
  • $1.4 million verdict in Grossi vs. Travelers
  • $1.9 million verdict in Davis vs. Fidelity National

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

  • Severance and Bifurcation in post-Koken UM and UIM claims
  • Latest developments in auto and homeowner’s bad faith claims
  • Disputes over delay in payment and settlement negotiations
  • Recovery for compensatory and consequential damages

The book is available by clicking here >>

Mr. McMonigle’s national 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 Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, Mr. McMonigle is also the co-author of Insurance Bad Faith in New Jersey, now in its 2nd Edition, the authoritative single volume collection of New Jersey law on bad faith litigation.

About Post & Schell, P.C.
Post & Schell, P.C. is committed to defining, measuring and achieving legal excellence. We provide sophisticated legal services and strategic counseling to highly regulated industries and their directors, officers, and stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally. Our attorneys use intellectual rigor and seasoned judgment to provide our clients with problem-solving and efficient representation in litigation, regulatory, compliance, corporate and public policy matters.

Our focused legal product lines are vertically integrated into a variety of highly regulated industries including: banking and financial services; commercial transportation; commercial construction; energy & utilities; health care; hospitality; information technology and informatics; insurance; manufacturing; medical device; pharmacy benefit management; pharmaceutical; and professional services.

With fully staffed offices in Washington, D.C., Princeton, NJ, and Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Allentown, Pa., our attorneys represent industry regardless of venue or geographic market.

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