Published: September 14, 2017

Plaintiff Bernie Clemens was injured in a motor vehicle accident in August 2009. Clemens’ attorney helped him recover $25,000 in a supplementary underinsured motorist (SUM) claim, and then sued Clemens’ insurer under Pennsylvania’s bad faith insurance statute, 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 8371. After a five day trial, a jury awarded Clemens $100,000 in damages on the bad faith claim. Clemens’ attorney then filed a motion with the court seeking interest and attorney’s fees – in the astounding amount of $1,122,156.43.

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Published: September 1, 2014

Lexington Ins. Co. v. MGA Entm’t, No. 12-cv-3677 (SAS), 2014 WL 3955205 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 12, 2014).

The Southern District of New York denies an insurer’s motion to dismiss an insured’s claim that the insurer breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing by withholding all payment of defense costs where the insurer’s obligation was divisible into undisputed and disputed portions.

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