Bad Faith Claims Brought Pursuant To Unfair Insurance Practices Law Dismissed

Mealey's (September 1, 2016, 10:45 AM EDT) -- WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Although an insured has properly pleaded his claim for insurance bad faith, he has failed to do so with regard to claims made under the Pennsylvania Unfair Insurance Practices Act (UIPA) because Pennsylvania does not provide for recovery for such claims, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Aug. 29 (Ronald E. Long v. Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Co., No. 16-0138, M.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115328).

(Opinion available. Document #07-160912-014Z.)

Ronald E. Long purchased an accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy...
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