INSURANCE COVERAGE/BAD FAITH
With the ongoing changes and volatility in the insurance industry, clients need to have qualified counsel experienced in bad faith and insurance coverage in their corner. Over the years, WES Litigation attorneys have provided coverage opinions for carriers, filed declaratory judgment actions and represented carriers in both first party and third party extra-contractual matters. The firm has specialized expertise in handling bad faith cases where the underlying claim involved an SIU and/or subrogation investigation.
Recently, Managing Member Will Sylianteng represented the PA Insurance Federation and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute as amici curiae before the PA Supreme Court in Jones v. Nationwide Insurance Co. and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in Harnick v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. Both cases were brought against the respective insurers by plaintiffs alleging, amongst other things, that the insurers were acting in bad faith for failing to turn over 100% of the deductible when making a subrogation recovery. Many of Will's arguments were adopted by the Court(s) and other parties to the action.
WES Litigation understands that when bad faith is alleged, your company's reputation is on the line. As such, our attorneys treat such allegations very seriously, and aggressively investigate the claim with an eye on early dismissal or resolution of that claim. Utilizing both the WES Litigation Legal Team Approach and the firm's Alternative Fee Programs, WES Litigation can put in place a specific litigation plan to protect your company's reputation and resources, while allowing you to manage your budget for these claims.
Contact us today to discuss how our Coverage/Bad Faith Group can assist you.