Erie Insurance Exchange vs. Hollock
Year 2003
Court Pennsylvania Superior Court
Case Number 67 MAP 2005 (Supreme Court), 298 MDA 2002 (Superior Court)
  • Bad Faith
  • Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania a violation of the Unfair Practices Act should be relevant evidence of bad faith. An insurance company’s violations of its own internal guidelines, manuals and procedures is relevant evidence of bad faith. Case upholds post –Campbell ratio of compensatory to punitive damages of 10:1.