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$500,000 (Bad Faith) Settlement

Our office was contacted by an attorney to review a case in which they secured a judgment of $334,363.86 at trial. Our office immediately filed an insurance bad faith lawsuit because the insurance company failed to evaluate the claim properly and protect their insured by settling the claim before a lawsuit was filed. After a lengthy litigation process that involved several mediations and a trial, our office was able to secure a settlement above the judgment amount for our client just prior to the closing arguments. It was clear to both the judge as well as the Lizard Insurance company that the jury would be returning a verdict in favor of our client and they did not want to take the chance on the amount of the award. Note: The original insurance policy limits were $10,000 and the original judgment awarded was $334,363.86. Damages: Failure of the insurance company to protect their insureds. Von Der Left v. “Lizard” Insurance Company

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