JUNE 2009 BAD FAITH CASES
BAD FAITH NOT PERMITTED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CASES (Philadelphia)
In Manufacturers Alliance Insurance Company v. Sagot, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas stated that a party could not assert bad faith under Pennsylvanias Unfair Insurance Practices Act, because bad faith actions are disallowed under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act.
Date of Opinion: April 16, 2009
Mfrs. Alliance Ins. Co. v. Sagot, July Term 2005, No. 02120, 2009 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 21, (Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, April 16, 2009) (Jackson, J.) (This case is pending on appeal at the time of posting, Superior Court Docket No. 3527 EDA 2008)