AUGUST 2012 BAD FAITH CASES: COURT REJECTS MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION (Philadelphia Federal)
In A.P. Pino & Assocs. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co., the court heard an insured’s motion to reconsider the court’s denial of its declaratory judgment, policy reformation and bad faith claims against its insurance carrier, which denied coverage under the insured’s Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy.
A summary of that case and the relevant facts can be found here.
Following that decision the insured appealed to the Third Circuit, which stayed the proceedings until the disposition of the instant motion for reconsideration. However, the court denied the motion, without readdressing the merits of the insured’s renewed bad faith claim.
Date of Decision: August 9, 2012
A.P. Pino & Assocs. v. Utica Mut. Ins. Co., No. 11-3962, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112618, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (E.D. Pa. Aug. 9, 2012) (Schiller, J.)