American Lawyer Media Publishes 21st Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania by Rich McMonigle
Philadelphia, PA – March 16, 2021 – American Lawyer Media (ALM)/The Legal Intelligencer have published and released the 21st 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.
With forewords by Hon. Edward N. Cahn (Ret.), Joseph R. Roda, Esq., and James Haggerty, Esq., the 21st edition analyzes every important issue relating to insurance bad faith lawsuits under Pennsylvania's common law and under 42 Pa. C.S.A. §8371- Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith Statute."
According to Mr. McMonigle, “Even during a pandemic, 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. My sincere hope is that, even after 21 years, my book still proves helpful to practitioners in this dynamic area of the law, as well as to our judges and their law clerks.”
The 21st Edition of Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania includes:
- Summaries of all significant bad faith cases, organized by category
- Discussion of over 100 new trial and appellate court opinions
- The final chapter of the punitive damages saga in Berg v. Nationwide Ins. Co.
- In-depth analysis of the hottest topics in the field, including:
- Federal court dismissal of bad faith complaints under Iqbal and Twombly decisions
- The questionable expansion of first- and third-party common law bad faith
- Bad faith claims seeking compensatory and consequential damages
- Discussion of strategic considerations in presenting, and defending against, bad faith claims
- Updated Verdict Index, identifying all bad faith trial verdicts in Pennsylvania
Mr. McMonigle’s national insurance practice focuses upon the defense and trial of first- and third-party insurance matters involving coverage issues, allegations of bad faith, and claims of policyholder fraud. A veteran litigator, he also provides training to claims professionals and attorneys on the subject of good faith claims handling. He also serves as a voluntary mediator and testifying expert in insurance litigation where bad faith claims handling is alleged.
In addition to authoring Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania, Mr. McMonigle is 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.