Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Court Finds No Valid Cause of Action Against Insurance Agent for Negligence

In the case of The Original Apostolic Faith Church v. Geico, No. April Term, 2019 No. 04027 (C.P. Phila. Co. March 23, 2022 Djerassi, J.), the trial court, in a Rule 1925 Opinion, ruled that a Plaintiff could not maintain negligence claims against the retail insurance agent and the wholesale insurance broker that the Plaintiff had used to secure commercial insurance policy as those two parties did not owe the Plaintiff any duty to review or provide advice upon notice of a renewal of the policy.

The court also found that those two Defendants did not owe the Plaintiff any duty to assist the Plaintiff in finding any replacement coverage.

As such, the trial court requested the Superior Court to affirm the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the Defendants.

Anyone wishing to review a copy of this decision may click this LINK.

Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (June 7, 2022).

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