JUNE 2009 BAD FAITH CASES SUPERIOR COURT REVERSES TRANSFER OF BAD FAITH CASE FROM PHILADELPHIA TO MONROE COUNTY (Superior Court)

In Walls v. Phoenix Insurance Company, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas transferred the insured’s breach of contract and bad faith action on the grounds of forum non conveniens to the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe County.  The Superior Court reversed, finding that the original choice of forum was not vexatious.

Date of Decision:  May 19, 2009

Walls v. Phoenix Ins. Co., NO. 1702 EDA 2008, SUPERIOR COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 979 A.2d 847 (Pa. Super. May 19, 2009) (McEwen, J.)