Date archive: June 2015

Issues Regarding Good Faith and Reasonableness of Stipulated Judgment Remain

Summary: Lasorte brought suit against Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s seeking payment on a stipulated judgment agreed to by Lasorte’s employer (the insured) after Lloyd’s refused to defend the employer. After Lloyd’s moved for summary judgment, the United States District Court warned that partial summary judgment in favor of Lasorte was likely regarding Lloyd’s liability, but…

Objective Reasonableness is the Standard for Oregon Attorney Fee Awards

Summary: Workmen’s Auto Insurance Company concluded it was not required to pay attorney fees because it made a timely tender before the uninsured motorist action was filed. Furthermore, the $25,000 fee award was contrary to the Oregon fee shifting statute’s policy objectives. The trial and appellate courts disagreed. Jones v. Nava Jones, the insured, her…

Kentucky Would Reject Reverse Bad Faith Sixth Circuit Predicts

Summary:  State Auto sued Hargis contending she intentionally set fire to her house. She counterclaimed with common law and statutory bad faith claims. State Auto thereafter amended its Complaint alleging damages for insurance fraud as well as a common law claim for reverse bad faith. The district court granted Summary Judgment allowing the insurance fraud…

Sandberg Phoenix Sponsor DRI Seminar on Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability in Chicago

The attorneys at Sandberg Phoenix are sponsors for this year’s DRI Seminar on Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability in Chicago on June 17-19. One of our partners, Tony Martin, will also be speaking at the Seminar. The title of his presentation is “Inter-Company Bad Faith Claims: When Another Carrier Launches.” We understand it is not…

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