More than a year after it granted allocatur on an appeal raising key questions as to proper interpretation of Pennsylvania’s 16-year-old bad faith statute, the state Supreme Court — over the objection of two justices — has ruled that the appeal was improvidently granted.

In Hollock v. Erie Insurance Exchange, which the majority of the court dealt with in a one-line per curiam order, Chief Justice Ralph J. Cappy wrote a 10-page dissenting statement, taking the unusual step of addressing at length an appeal’s merits in a filing with no precedential value.