May 16, 2018
Louis H. Kozloff, an extraordinary insurance coverage attorney in Goldberg Segalla’s Philadelphia office and former Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for a large insurance company, breaks down the recent decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance Co., which clarified the standard for bad faith litigation in Pennsylvania. Lou describes the bad faith climate in Pennsylvania before the decision. He also explains how Rancosky makes clear that policyholders need not make a showing that the insurer engaged in self-interest or ill will in order to establish bad faith. Lou discusses the significance of Rancosky for insurers and policyholders alike and how the concurrence might hold the key for the decision’s future.