A Pennsylvania federal judge 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.

In her 16-page opinion in Jurinko v. The Medical Protective Co., U.S. District Judge Cynthia M. Rufe rejected the insurer’s argument that the jury’s award of $6.25 million in punitive damages was unjustified and excessive.

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