JULY 2016 BAD FAITH CASES: BAD FAITH CLAIM AGAINST INSURER CONCERNING CRIMINAL CLAIMS AGAINST INSURED FOR HAVING MADE AN INSURANCE CLAIM IS NOT TOLLED UNTIL VINDICATION UNLESS INSURER INSTIGATED CRIMINAL PROCEEDING (Superior Court of Pennsylvania) (not precedential)

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In Fieldhouse v. Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Company, the court provides an overview on when tolling applies to the bad faith statute of limitations where the issue involves criminal charges against an insured for a false insurance claim. The court points out that tolling applies if the insurer instigates the criminal proceeding, until the time when the insured successfully defends against the criminal charges. However, where the criminal process is not initiated through the insurer’s effort, there is no tolling.

Date of Decision: June 21, 2016

Fieldhouse v. Metro. Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., No. 3056 EDA 2015, 2016 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2166 (Pa. Super. Ct. June 21, 2016) (Bowes, Mundy, Musmanno, JJ.) (not precedential)

 

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