JANUARY 2007 BAD FAITH CASES COURT RULES DISCOVERY OF RESERVE INFORMATION IS PERMISSIBLE (Middle District)

  

In Javorski v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the insured moved to compel the insurer to produce reserve information.  The insurer argued that the reserve information should only be discoverable where liability on the underlying policy is not contested.  The court ruled that reserve information is discoverable under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Date of Decision: November 30, 2006.

Javorski v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, No. 3:06-CV-1071 (M.D. Pa. November 30, 2006) (Conaboy, J.).