It's 'Too Late' to Litigate; Judge Tells Insurance Company
"There was a tragic death of a workman whose claims as pleaded would have likely created a sympathetic plaintiff’s case at the trial," Judge Mark Hornak said.
A federal judge drew a road map of where Penn National went wrong in a ruling saying the insurance company will have to pay back Liberty Mutual for an $850,000 wrongful death lawsuit settlement—plus interest and attorney fees.
U.S. District Chief Judge Mark Hornak of the Western District of Pennsylvania took issue in a Nov. 6 ruling with an insurance company ignoring a claim for three years, then denying it, then later trying to litigate liability for it.
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