A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to overturn a $7.9 million verdict in an insurance bad faith case brought on behalf of a doctor who claimed that his insurer's failure to offer the limits of his policy led to a $2.5 million malpractice verdict against him. The judge rejected the insurer's argument that the jury's award of $6.25 million in punitive damages was unjustified and excessive. The ruling upholds what appears to be the largest insurance bad faith verdict ever handed up in the state.
$7.9M Bad Faith Verdict Upheld by Pa. Federal Judge
The Legal Intelligencer
March 31, 2006