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Erie Lawyers' Insurance Bad Faith Case Featured in Statewide Legal Journal

January 11, 2011, ERIE, PA -- A recent victory for a Purchase & George client in a Pennsylvania insurance bad faith case has received statewide attention. The Legal Intelligencer led its January 11, 2010 edition with the opinion of the Western District Court In Wisinski v. American Commerce Insurance Company. The court found that the insurance company acted in bad faith in its handling of our client's Pennsylvania uninsured motorist claim.

The story in The Legal Intelligencer reported that the Court found that Erie attorneys Tim George and Tony Sciarrino had proven, by "clear and convincing evidence" that ACIC had acted in bad faith by:

* misrepresenting its policy limits;

* trying to coerce its insured into releasing her bad faith claim;

* refusing to arbitrate the dispute with its insured even though its own policy required arbitration;

* unreasonably and falsely threatening to appeal the arbitration award;

* unreasonably delaying settlement; and

* proposing unreasonably low settlement offers.

The story observed that our client's "...bad faith claim...was so strong that it need not be tried [to a jury]..." "The result of the ruling," the paper reported, "is that the only issue left to be decided is the damages to be paid to [Purchase & George client]...on her bad faith and breach of contract claims." We can't reproduce the entire story here (because it's copyrighted) but you can find the opinion itself in our articles library HERE .

The Pennsylvania insurance lawyers at Purchase & George have experience in fighting for our clients' rights and have demonstrated an ability to successfully go toe-to-toe with large insurance companies. If you're looking for an experienced Pennsylvania insurance claim lawyer to help you with your Pennsylvania uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist case, call for a free consult at 814-580-5017 or toll free at 877-505-9548 or fill out our on-line consult form.

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