Extra-Contractual Insurance & Litigation
With the enactment in 1990 of Pennsylvania's Bad Faith Act, litigation involving the rights and obligations of policyholders and insurers has increased dramatically. The lawyers at Robb Leonard Mulvihill have a substantial practice dealing with issues relating to insurance carriers' fiduciary duties to the insured and the Bad Faith Act, Unfair Insurance Practices Act and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
Our lawyers have applied their bad faith expertise to declaratory judgment actions, garnishment proceedings and breach of contract actions filed in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. We represent a number of prominent insurers in extra-contractual litigation involving commercial, fidelity, directors and officers, property, umbrella and excess, marine, specialty and personal lines policies.
We are frequently asked to speak about bad faith issues at seminars and conferences attended by insurance industry professionals, including insurance carriers, brokers and policyholders, as well as serve as expert witnesses in bad faith actions in both federal and state court.
We will help you navigate the tumultuous waters of broad bad faith discovery, allegations of improper claim handling, post litigation bad faith, fraud, institutional misconduct and similar claims.