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Allison L. Krupp

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100 Corporate Center Drive
Suite 201
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 651-3510
(717) 651-3707 - Fax
alkrupp@mdwcg.com

Allison is a member of the Professional Liability Department where she concentrates her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  She routinely represents national/global insurance carriers in insurance coverage disputes and first-party automotive claims brought against them.  Allison is experienced in many types of coverage issues, including: policy cancellation, policy reformation, phantom vehicle cases, and a variety of policy exclusions.  She also defends clients in the area of bad faith litigation. She practices in Pennsylvania state and federal court, as well as before arbitration panels and appellate courts.

For two years prior to joining the firm, Allison served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Donald R. Totaro in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.  During her final year of law school, Allison served as a legal extern for the Honorable Justice J. Michael Eakin of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  She also served as a certified legal intern for the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission in the Hearings and Appeals Department. 

In 2006, Allison graduated magna cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania.  She then attended the Widener University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2009.  During her time in law school, Allison served on Widener’s Law Journal and was the president of the Moot Court Honor Society from 2008 to 2009.

Significant Representative Matters

  • Assisted with obtaining summary judgment in favor of the insurer in federal court on all 7 counts of the complaint, including breach of contract, insurance bad faith, misrepresentation, negligence, deceit, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unfair trade practices.

  • Assisted with obtaining a decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirming the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the insurer on counts of insurance bad faith and violations of the MVFRL.

  • Assisted with obtaining a decision from the Commonwealth Court affirming the Insurance Commissioner’s decision in favor of the insurer, where the policyholder had challenged a homeowner’s policy cancellation.

  • Assisted with obtaining summary judgment in favor of the insurer in Pennsylvania state court on counts of breach of contract and insurance bad faith.

  • Worked on multiple cases regarding the validity and applicability of stacking waivers on Pennsylvania auto policies, and obtained summary judgment in several of those cases.

  • Assisted with successfully opposing a Motion for Class Certification in a Philadelphia County TCPA case.

  • Obtained a defense verdict from a Philadelphia County arbitration panel, where the underlying issue was permissive use of a vehicle.

  • Obtained defense verdicts from Lancaster County arbitration panels in two separate property damage cases involving a neighbor dispute.

  • Obtained a defense verdict from a magisterial district judge for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

  • Second-chaired and received a defense verdict in a high-profile casualty case, where the plaintiff sustained serious injury in a sprint car accident. 

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • "Proper Handling of UM/UIM Claims:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" , Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, June 17, 2016

  • Regular Use Exclusions in Pennsylvania -- Coverage Issues and Practical Applications, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, June 2015

  • Recent Pennsylvania Trial and Appellate Case Law, Cumberland County Lunch and Learn, March 2015

Published Works

  • "Airbnb and Insurance Coverage: Is It Up in the Air?" The Legal Intelligencer's Insurance Law Supplement, page 7, August 29, 2017

  • “A Perfectly Imperfect Process: Dauphin County’s First Post-Koken Jury Trial: Oaks v. Erie Insurance Exchange and Austin,” Defense Digest, Volume 20, No. 3, September 2014 

  • “Where to Sue Since Summy,” Defense Digest, Volume 20, No. 3, September 2014

  • Legal Updates for Coverage and Bad Faith, Editor, 2014-present

  • "Reservations Over Reserving Your Rights," Defense Digest, Volume 19, No. 4, December 2013

  • "Predicting the Future of Predictive Coding," Defense Digest, Volume 18, No. 1, March 2012

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA (J.D., 2009)
         Honors: cum laude
        
    Publications:  Member, Survey Staff, Widener Law Journal

  • York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA (B.A., 2006)
         Honors:  magna cum laude

Pages

Law Alerts July 1, 2014
In this property damage case, the roof of the insured’s home was damaged in a storm. The homeowners’ association forced them to replace the entire roof, as required by the association’s design standards. The insurer paid the..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
The claims against the insured arose out of the assault and battery allegedly committed by the insured’s security guard. In the underlying state court action, the claimants alleged that the insured knew or should have known of the bodyguard..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
Orient Overseas argued that Westport had acted in bad faith in resolving its insurance claim with respect to a commercial property that was damaged in Superstorm Sandy. Orient sought recovery for extra-contractual damages, including legal fees..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
This action arose from the insurer’s alleged mishandling of the insured’s property damage claim, following a fire that had destroyed the insured’s property. The court determined that the insured failed to show that the insurer had..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
The appellate court held that the lower court had erred in granting summary judgment in favor of the insurance company since the company never demonstrated that it had delivered a copy of the plaintiff’s policy to him. As a result, the insurer..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
In this property damage case, the insured's property was destroyed in a fire. Travelers determined that there was no coverage for the loss because the property did not have a sprinkler system, as required by the policy. Yera argued that the..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Law Alerts July 1, 2014
Following a motor vehicle accident, the insured sought coverage under her Safeco policy for stacked coverage. Safeco paid the unstacked limits, and the plaintiff filed suit, requesting stacked coverage and claiming insurance bad faith. The case was..., Case Law Alerts, 3rd Quarter, July 2014
Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By Allison L. Krupp, Esq.* Key Points: When an insurer tenders a defense subject to a reservation of rights, the insured has two options: (1) accept the defense and remain bound to the terms of the consent to settle provision of the...,   Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to...
Law Alerts October 18, 2013
When an insurer tenders a defense subject to a reservation of rights, the insured may choose one of two options: (1) accept the defense, in which case it remains unqualifiedly bound to the terms of the consent to settle provision of the policy; or (..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013
Law Alerts October 18, 2013
The rupture of an underground water supply line and resultant water pressure caused the collapse of the building’s foundation wall, thereby allowing water, mud and debris to enter the basement. The plaintiff denied coverage based upon a..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

Pages

Dec 31, 2018
The parties had filed cross-motions for summary judgment. The issue for the court was whether the carrier had breached the terms of the policy when it denied the plaintiff’s first-party benefits claim relating to medical bills for PTSD...
Aug 24, 2018
We obtained summary judgment in a putative class action lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of a large insurer. The case dealt with a letter the insurance carrier would send to their insureds following a motor vehicle accident...
May 11, 2018
We secured the dismissal of a declaratory judgment action filed in federal court against a large insurer. This case arose from a motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2015. The plaintiff averred that she had sustained injuries in excess of the...
May 11, 2017
Secured summary judgment in federal court in a bad faith case against a large insurer. ​The case arose from a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident that occurred in 2008 and dealt with the insurer’s handling of the plaintiff’s UIM claim...
Jan 22, 2016
Obtained two defense verdicts from a Lancaster County arbitration panel in two separate neighbor dispute cases involving the same parties. In the first of the two cases, the plaintiff claimed that his neighbors had damaged his concrete...
Sep 21, 2015
Marshall Dennehey attorneys prevailed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on a Motion for Class Action Certification in a "junk fax" case under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Following a class certification...
January 2, 2019
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin is pleased to announce that 13 associates and two special counsel have been elevated to shareholder. Additionally, the firm has promoted four associates to the position of special counsel. These new shareholders and special counsel represent the firm's...

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
  • York College of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2009

Associations & Memberships

  • American Inns of Court
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County William J. Lipsitt Inn of Court, Associate
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Year Joined Organization: 2011

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