In this case, Philadelphia Federal Judge Baylson reiterates:
- Claims for breach of an insurance contract do not allow for recovery of attorney’s fees; rather, attorney’s fees in this context are only permitted under the Bad Faith Statute.
- Common law breach of an insurance contract claims do not allow for punitive damages; rather, punitive damages in this context are only permitted under the Bad Faith Statute.
- The Bad Faith Statute does not provide for recovery of compensatory damages.
Date of Decision: April 29, 2022
Collings v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., U.S. District Court Eastern District Pennsylvania No. 2:22-CV-0057, 2022 WL 1291511 (E.D. Pa. Apr. 29, 2022) (Baylson, J.)