Judge Precludes Testimony Of Bad Faith Expert, Citing Jury's Fact-Finding Duty

SCRANTON, Pa. - Noting that a determination of whether an insurer acted in bad faith does not involve "delving into matters that are scientific in nature," a Pennsylvania federal judge on Nov. 15 granted the insurer's motion to preclude testimony of the plaintiff's bad faith expert in a dispute over underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage (Michael Scott v. GEICO General Insurance Co., No. 3:11-cv-01790, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162642).

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