Nationwide Lawsuit - How Good Should An Auto Insurer’s Repairs Be?

 Friday, April 5, 2019

 Insurance Business

Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing a decision to overturn a lawsuit against Nationwide — and at the same time is assessing how much responsibility the carrier has for the quality of collision repairs. The Court agreed to reconsider issues raised by plaintiffs who had sued Nationwide for bad faith in a Jeep collision repair. A Common Pleas judge found Nationwide’s behavior constituted intent to deceive, and so awarded the plaintiffs — but that $21 million judgment was overturned by the Supreme Court, which found that the Common Pleas judge “overreached” in his decision.