Judge Slams Insurer’s Appeal of $18M Punitives Award

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Berks County Court of Common Pleas judge who levied $18 million in punitive damages and $3 million in attorney fees against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. last year has asked the state Superior Court to reject the insurer's appeal, calling some of the company's arguments "disingenuous" and "ridiculous."

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  • kh106

    I‘ll be interested to read this opinion. The article makes it seem as though the basis for the court‘s ruling was that the insurer did not give up on its defense once expenses reached a certain amount. That would be a very dangerous precedent to set.

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