January 28, 2019
Gallagher v. GEICO Indem. Co.
Gallagher v. GEICO Indem. Co. Pennsylvania Supreme Court No. 35 WAP 2017, 2019 Pa. LEXIS 345 Decided: January 23, 2019 Supreme Court invalidates UM/UIM household vehicle exclusion in inter-policy stacking case. The Plaintiffs’ Bar is declaring this case a landmark victory that will trigger an expansion of risk for insurance companies and, among other things,…
February 18, 2018
The Pennsylvania Superior Court revisits Tincher and its definition of product defect.
In 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, 104 A.3d 328 (Pa. 2014) (“Tincher I”). In Tincher I, the Supreme Court overruled its prior problematic decision in Azzarello v. Black Brothers, 391 A.2d 1020 (Pa. 1978). Tincher I criticized Azzarello for “approv[ing], and thereby essentially requir[ing], instructions which…
January 22, 2018
MARYLAND CLIENT ADVISORY – Maryland’s General Assembly proposes four bills of particular interest to the property and casualty insurance industry.
Maryland’s General Assembly proposes four bills of particular interest to the property and casualty insurance industry. Maryland’s legislative body, which is known as the General Assembly, began this year’s legislative session on January 10, 2018. Over 200 bills have been introduced to date. Of those, the following four bills are of particular interest to the…
September 08, 2017
TT&H DEVISES BEST PRACTICES FOR DEALING WITH THE PROTZ DECISION!
August 15, 2017
Proposed Maryland legislation attempting to further broaden the pre-litigation disclosure of policy limits fails.
During Maryland’s most recent legislative session, which ran from January 11, 2017 to April 10, 2017, legislation was proposed to expand the types of cases in which insurers must disclose policy limits to claimants before a lawsuit is ever filed. Under the proposed legislation, Senate Bill 144, insurers would have been required to disclose policy…