NOVEMBER 2016 BAD FAITH CASES: STATUTORY BAD FAITH CLAIM CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING WHETHER DIVERSITY MINIMUM JURISDICTIONAL SUM MET (Philadelphia Federal)

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The court deemed the $75,000 jurisdictional amount met, even though the insured was only seeking to collect a $28,000 judgment on the contract claim, because the insured also asserted a statutory bad faith claim.

Date of Decision: September 28, 2016

Duncan v. Omni Insurance Company, CIVIL ACTION NO. 16-1489, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133134 (E. D. Pa. September 28, 2016) (Bartle, J.)

 

 

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