State: 
Pennsylvania
Year: 
2018
Case Number: 
18-2206
Court: 
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Issue: 
Insurance contract interpretation
policyholder reasonable expectations
Duty to defend

In its brief, UP focuses on three grounds for reversal of the district court opinion:

  1. The District Court failed to interpret the insurance policies as a whole and rendered products liability coverage illusory in Pennsylvania.
  2. The District  Court's interpretation of "occurence" contravenes the insured's reasonable expectations.
  3. The underlying complaint contains allegations of damage to other property caused by a product defect, triggering the dutiy to defend.
Author: 
UP's brief was authored pro bono by John G. Koch, Esq., Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC