MSA Awarded $47M In Punitives Over Insurer's Bad Faith

Law360, Philadelphia (February 15, 2017, 5:52 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court judge has awarded a subsidiary of safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Inc. nearly $47 million in punitive damages as part of its long-running insurance coverage dispute with North River Insurance Co.

The sum doled out by Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alan Hertzberg on Feb. 9 is in addition to $10.9 million MSA LLC, formerly known as Mine Safety Appliances Co., received from a jury as part of a breach of contract verdict in October.

The $46.9 million award comprises...
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