Certain Bad Faith Claims Fall Under State Motor Vehicle Law, Judge Rules

Mealey's (March 15, 2016, 1:47 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on March 14 partially dismissed an insurance bad faith claim in a breach of contract lawsuit, ruling that a number of claims made by an insured are covered by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law (MVFRL) while others are not (Berkys Urena v. Allstate Insurance Co., et al., No. 15-570, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32562).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160328-006Z.)

Berkys Urena was a passenger in an automobile that was involved in an at-fault accident and...
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