MAY 2009 BAD FAITH CASES UNREASONABLE REQUEST FOR A MEDICAL EXAMINATION COULD BE BAD FAITH (Philadelphia Federal)

In Williams v. Allstate Insurance Company, the court noted that while an insurance policy that permits the carrier to request a medical examination would not be the basis for a bad faith claim if such a request were reasonable, an unreasonable request for a medical examination could potentially be the basis of a bad faith claim.

Date of Decision:  January 15, 2009

Williams v. Allstate Ins. Co., 595 F.Supp.2d 532 (E.D.Pa. 2009) (Buckwalter, J.)