Breach of Good Faith

RV insurance claim denied after fire. $8.4M. Riverside County.

Property insurer's fire investigator changes his initial report after second inspection of RV; insurer then denies claim.

  • Case Name: Octavio Lopez v. National General Assurance Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 25, 2019

Insurer lowballs repair payments on damaged restaurant building. $10.5 million for bad faith + punitives. Stanislaus County.

Snow storm collapses roof of building; insurer won't pay estimate to repair, says estimate includes code upgrades that it's not responsible for.

  • Case Name: NKD Diversified Enterprises, Inc. v. AMCO Insurance Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Lawyer, others promise home loan modifications. Fraud. $96K. Orange County.

A lawyer, now disbarred, and his associates offer home loan modification services, but don't perform after taking plaintiffs' money.

  • Case Name: Atilano Villalon et al. v. Gary Lee Lane, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

$300,00 for emotional damages in bad-faith UIM claim. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff asks his insurer for UIM damages, but insurer delays for eight months then settles underlying matter for $140,000; insured retains bad-faith rights. 

  • Case Name: Michael Federici v. Ameriprise Financial Inc., IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, October 31, 2014