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Fineman Krekstein & Harris’s lawyers have been litigating cases for decades, and know the courtrooms from Philadelphia’s City Hall to the highest appellate courts in the region.  Our experience ranges from the emergency of a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction on days’ notice, through the complete panoply of complex and heavy litigation with motion practice and in-depth discovery, and finally to trials before judges and juries.  We have represented clients in every appellate court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in state and federal trial courts, in bankruptcy courts and in private arbitration forums.  And, knowing the reality that the most common resolution to a case is settlement, we are well versed in negotiation and mediation strategy and tactics.

Among other areas of law and practice, representative examples of which are detailed throughout our Practice Groups, our litigation experience covers:

  • Appellate Advocacy
     
  • Arbitration
     
  • Commercial Litigation/Business Disputes
     
  • Complex Civil Litigation
     
  • Construction Law
     
  • Consumer Lending
     
  • Creditors’ Rights
     
  • Employment Law
     
  • Insurance
     
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
     
  • Mediation and Settlement Conferences
     
  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA)
     
  • Products Liability
     
  • Real Estate
     
  • Toxic Torts
     
  • Trade Secrets
     
  • Trucking

 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Court Dismisses Bank’s Claim Against Title Insurer for Failure to State a Claim and Complaint Did Not Set Out Bad Faith and Did Not Set Out the Kind Of Claim that Could Allow for Bad Faith Even Where There Was No Coverage Obligation (Middle District)
, November 13, 2013
In Bank of Am., N.A. v. Martin, plaintiff brought suit against the insurer alleging breach of contract and bad faith for its failure to pay plaintiff’s claim under its title insurance after an error was discovered in the title. The title in question was created when defendant landowners took...

Products-Completed Operations Hazard Extends Only to Work by General Contractor; Damage Caused by Subcontractor Not Covered, Precluding Bad Faith Claim for Denial (Western District)
, November 13, 2013
In Allegheny Design Mgmt. v. Travelers Indem. Co. of Am., plaintiff, a general contractor, brought suit against its insurer after a scratch was discovered in the store-front glass at one of plaintiff’s project sites, and the insurer refused to cover the claim. The scratch was discovered...

Reversing on Breach of Contract Claims in the Insured’s Favor, Third Circuit Still Affirms Summary Judgment on Bad Faith Count for Failure to Meet Evidentiary Burden of Clear and Convincing Evidence, and that Suggestions from Expert Reports Alone are Not Sufficient to Establish Bad Faith Claim (Third Circuit)
, November 13, 2013
In U.S. Fire. Ins. Co. v. Kelman Bottles, the insured brought suit against its insurers for breach of contract after its claims for damages resulting from a glass melting furnace blow-up in its factory were denied. Defendant produces glass bottles, requiring it to store approximately 220 tons of...

Court Finds No Bad Faith Where Insurer Delayed Settlement Pending Expert Report on Causation (Blair County)
, November 08, 2013
In Rhodes v. USAA Cas. Ins. Co., plaintiffs brought suit alleging the insurer had acted in bad faith by refusing to meet their settlement demand of $175,000 on their underinsured claim sooner than it did. To prove such a claim, the first prong of the bad faith statute (the insurer lacked a...

Court Holds "Extreme Delay" in Processing of Claim and Tender of Payment can Constitute Bad Faith under the Statute; Enters $2m Judgment against Insurer, including Punitive Damages and Attorneys' Fees (Lackawanna County)
, November 08, 2013
In Davis v. Fidelity Nat’l Ins. Co., plaintiffs brought suit against the insurer alleging breach of contract and bad faith for the insurer’s failure to settle its claim under a title insurance policy for five years. Plaintiffs owned a parcel of land on which they intended to build...

Insurer’s “Paid When Incurred” Disbursement of Funds Did Not Breach Contract; No Bad Faith (Philadelphia Federal)
, October 28, 2013
In Pellegrino v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., plaintiffs brought suit alleging the insurer’s practice of withholding funds for certain repairs as “paid when incurred” (PWI) was a breach of contract and constituted bad faith. Plaintiffs’ roof and siding were damaged in a...