MARCH 2017 BAD FAITH CASES: BAD FAITH LAW NOT APPLICABLE TO CONDUCT RELATING TO SALE OF AN INSURANCE POLICY (Philadelphia Federal)
In this case, the court observed the distinction between applicable legal theories addressing conduct before and after an insurance policy is issued. The court observed that pre-sale conduct, if actionable, is subject to Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, not its Bad Faith Statute.
Date of Decision: March 7, 2017
Romero v. Allstate, No. 16-4037, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 31965 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 7, 2017) (Schmehl, J.)