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Recent Cases



$250,000 settlement · Roof Collapse


Insurer denied coverage for partial roof collapse at vacant restaurant. Insurer claimed that collapse resulted from deteriorated roof joists and longstanding water damage for which insurer did not provide coverage. Investigation showed insurer relied upon out of state architect who was not licensed in Connecticut, and that insurer lacked any engineering report that supported its position. Suit for breach of contract settled in mediation before depositions taken.



50,000 settlement · Motor Vehicle Accident


Client injured in motor vehicle accident after being hit from behind. Client received treatment from chiropractor and acupuncturist but was able to continue working. Suit settled before depositions taken, at judicial pretrial.



$750,000 settlement · Roof Damage


Insurer denied coverage for elderly widow's claim of roof damage from the weight of snow and ice. Insurer belated estimated cost of repair at $60,000 but continued to deny coverage. Suit for unfair insurance practices and breach of contract settled as trial was about to begin after unfavorable claims investigation and handling details uncovered during discovery.



$400,000 settlement · Cyclist Injury


Client bicyclist injured at the intersection when a car turned into cyclist's path. Settlement paid by insurer for car driver and client's underinsured motorist insurer.



$104,000 settlement · Motor Vehicle Accident


Client injured in intersection car crash when errant driver ran light. Case resolved by arbitration award in client's favor, and paid by errant driver's insurance company.



$142,500 settlement · Water Damage


Clients' home damaged by water from improperly performed construction work, and clients' insurer initially refused to make payment. Case resolved with package settlement from contractor's insurance company and client's homeowners insurance company.



$499,999 settlement · Fire Damage


Client-owned historic apartment building damaged by fire. Initial payment by insurer at time of loss was too low to fix building. Suit for breach of contract and consequential damages resolved with supplemental payment by client's insurer.



$550,000 settlement · Fire Damage


Clients owned historic landmark home that was destroyed by fire. Insurer persisted with improperly low payments, causing clients to be unable to rebuild the home they once owned. Suit for bad faith and breach of contract resolved by payment from clients' insurance company.



$100,000 settlement · Car Accident


Client injured in highway accident when inattentive driver crashed into rear of client's car. Settlement paid by inattentive driver's insurance company.



$100,000 settlement · Water Damage


Clients owned condominium unit damaged by water while clients were out of town. Insurer for association refused to make payment and clients' insurer rescinded offer due to faulty investigation of claim. After suit for breach of contract and bad faith filed, both insurers contributed to a total settlement package.



$120,000 settlement · Car Accident


Client was passenger in car that rolled over in highway accident caused by another driver's sudden lane change. Settlement paid by lane changing driver's insurance company supplemented by payment from client's underinsured motorist insurance company.



$107,500 settlement · Fire Damage


Client's three family rental house damaged by fire. Insurer initially refused to make payment, then went into receivership. Payment made by successor entity.



$400,000 settlement · Car Accident


Automobile collision caused by drunk driver. Earlier settlement of $100,000 paid by drunk driver's insurance company supplemented by payment of $400,000 from client's underinsured motorist insurance company.

$135,000 settlement · Water Loss


Client suffered water loss in home. Insurer denied coverage. Claims for breach of contract and bad faith settled with payment by client's insurer.



$212,500 settlement · Car Accident


Client injured when struck from behind by inattentive driver. Settlement paid by insurer for inattentive driver.



$450,000 settlement · Water Damage


Client's commercial building sustained water damage caused by drain blocked with debris from adjoining building construction project. Settlement paid by client's insurer and insurer for neighboring building.



$101,000 settlement · Water Damage


Client's historic landmark property damaged by water. Insurer initially offered inadequate amount that would not restore property to pre-loss condition. Settlement paid by client's insurer.



$1.785 million trial verdict · Car Accident


Client injured when errant driver ran red light and crashed into side of client's car. Insurers liable for acts of errant driver declined opportunity to settle for $1.3 million, and had offered only $200,000 before trial.



$152,000 settlement · Fire Damage


Client's home damaged by fire. Client's insurer delayed payment, causing the city to impose blight lien. Settlement paid by the insurer is in addition to sums previously paid.



$100,000 settlement · Car Accident


Client injured in car accident when oncoming driver turned in front of client. Settlement paid by insurer for oncoming driver.



$1.5 million trial verdict · Fire Damage


Client's homeowners insurance company found to have breached insurance contract and inflicted emotional distress on client after fire damaged client's home.



$150,000 settlement · Motor Vehicle Accident


Client's auto insurance company pays settlement of underinsured motorist claim after insurer originally denied responsibility and blamed client for accident.



$550,000 settlement · Water Damage


Client owned a home that was damaged by tenant who left water running during power failure. Client's insurer had denied coverage to client and tenant's insurer initially denied responsibility for losses. Settlement paid by both insurers.



$107,500 settlement · Fire Damage


Client's small apartment building damaged by fire. Insurer delayed payment of policy limits, causing client additional rental income losses and risk of loss of building to foreclosure. Insurer settlement is in addition to previous policy limits payment.



$205,000 settlement · Business Dispute


Client's share of business proceeds improperly withheld. Settlement paid by business.



$225,000 settlement · Motor Vehicle Accident


Client injured by drunk driver who ran red light. Settlement paid by drunk driver's insurance company.



$200,000 settlement · Car Accident


Client pedestrian injured by car when driver lost control in snow. Settlement paid by driver's insurance company.



$400,000 settlement · Dog Bite


Client injured by dog attack. Dog owner knew dog had attacked others previously. Settlement paid by dog owner's insurance company.

 

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