Over the years we have revised this Blog. Originally, the Pennsylvania Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Blog, it is now the Pennsyvlania and New Jersey Insurance Bad Faith Case Law Blog. You can still find the Blog at pabadfaithlaw.com, but can also use pa-njbadfaithlaw.com.
We have evolved to provide greater identifying detail and levels of information useful to those with bad faith cases in Pennsylvania’s and New Jersey’s state and federal courts. We have included the names of the judges making the decisions summarized after the case cites; and we have also included the names of the courts in the summaries’ captions.
Federal Cases are listed as Third Circuit (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit); Philadelphia Federal (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania); Middle District (U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania); Western District (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania); and New Jeresey Federal (U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey).
Pennsylvania state court cases are captioned as Supreme Court (Supreme Court of Pennsylvania); Superior Court (Superior Court of Pennsylvania); Commonwealth Court (Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania) and the name of the County for individual Courts of Common Pleas cases. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas cases are listed as (Philadelphia or Philadelphia Common Pleas) in the caption, and if in the Commerce Case Management Program are listed as (Philadelphia Commerce or Philadelphia Commerce Court).
New Jersey cases are listed as New Jersey Supreme, New Jersey Appellate Division, New Jersey Law Division, or New Jersey Chancery Division. You can use the search function toward the bottom left of our home page to insert a judge’s name, or one of these descriptions in the caption, to locate a list of summaries with those terms.