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Insurance Principal Rich McMonigle Authors Article for PDI's CounterPoint Examining the Third Party Bad Faith Claim in Pa.

In the article, "A Dozen Years After Birth Center, the Third Party Bad Faith Claim Continues to Expand," Insurance Law Principal and author of the book, Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, Richard L. McMonigle, Jr., notes that:

"With the 1990 enactment of Pennsylvania's bad faith statute...and more particularly with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Birth Center v. St. Paul Companies, Inc., the third party bad faith claim has, whether rightly or wrongly, been the subject of expansion by the courts." 

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About the Author

Richard L. McMonigle, Jr. is a Principal and Chair of the Firm's Insurance Law Department. He advises national clients on significant insurance coverage and claims compliance matters and defends individual and class action cases involving complex coverage issues, alleged bad faith, policyholder fraud, and life, health, and disability claims.  He is the author of the only treatise on bad faith law in Pennsylvania, Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, now in its 17th edition, as well as Insurance Bad Faith in New Jerseynow in its 3rd editionboth published by American Lawyer Media (ALM).

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