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A Pennsylvania state court has found Nationwide Insurance Co. engaged in bad faith in handling its insured’s first party auto insurance claim and in its litigation tactics when the dispute led to a lawsuit.  The court’s forty page opinion catalogues the types of specific conduct that evidences bad faith in violation of Pennsylvania Insurance Bad Faith Statute ( 42 Pa. C. S. A. § 8371), which warrants an imposition of punitive damages to deter insurers from engaging in such conduct.

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