Choice of Law Admission of Extrinsic Evidence Insurer Allocation Pre-Tender FeesStatute of Limitations
Governmental interestsFacts set forth in the pleadings aloneMust cover all costs reasonably related to potentially covered claims Recoverable4 years
Ratti v. Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corp., 758 A.2d 695, 702 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2000)Erie Ins. Exch. v. Fidler, 808 A.2d 587, 590 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2002)
Baldt Inc. v. Am. Universal Ins. Co., 599 F. Supp. 955, 957 (E.D. Pa. 1985) ("The counterclaim alleges loss of use of the rigs as a result of what can fairly be inferred was alleged to be a sudden and accidental injury… The contentions of the counterclaim, however, satisfy the requirement that they allege an injury which may be within the policy.")
Harristown Development Corp. v. International Ins. Co., 1988 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12791, at *35 (M.D. Pa. Nov. 15, 1988)Kiewit Eastern Co., Inc. v. L & R Constr. Co., Inc, 44 F.3d 1194, 1205 (3d Cir. 1995)
Rohm and Haas Co. v. Continental Cas. Co., 781 A.2d 1172, 1180 (Pa. 2001)
(42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5525)
Pre-Judgment Interest Late Notice Public Policy Bar Independent CounselAtty's Fees/Decl. Relief Action
6%Notice-prejudiceBar to indemnity and defenseMay choose own counsel Recoverable if insurer denies in bad faith
(41 Pa. Stat. Ann. § 202)Rohm & Haas Co. v. Continental Cas. Co., 781 A.2d 1172, 1181 (Pa. 2001)Blackman v. Wright, 716 A.2d 648, 650 (Pa. 1998)Pennbank v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 669 F. Supp. 122, 127 (W.D. Pa. 1987)
United Nat’l Ins. Co. v. M. London, Inc., , 21 Phila. Co. Rptr. 323, 331 (Pa. Com. Pl. 1990)
Carpenter v. Federal Ins. Co., 637 A.2d 1008, 1013 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1994)
J.H. France Refractories Co. v. Allstate Ins. Co., 626 A.2d 502, 510 (Pa. 1993)