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Listed below are a few of the significant jury verdicts obtained by our lawyers:

  • Samantha Spokas v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co.,
  • American Family Mutual Insurance Co. v. Green-Tillman, Adams County, Colorado, Mar. 2015, $200,000 jury verdict against liability insurer that failed to defend its insured.
  • Lacroix v. Beverage Distributors Company, LLC et. at., Adams County, Colorado, May 2014, $320,000 jury verdict against restaurant and cleaning company for serving customer a beer containing sodium hydroxide.
  • Cherry Creek Oriental Rugs v. Auto-Owners Insurance Co., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Apr. 2014, $620,000 verdict for insurer's unreasonable delay and denial of insurance benefits.
  • Pipeline Strategies and Integrity, LLC v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., Denver District Court, Colorado; $12,000,000 verdict awarded in bench trial arising out of insurer's failure to defend a lawsuit brought against its insured.
  • Bernall v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co., Jefferson County, Colorado, Jan. 2010, jury verdict worth in excess of $600,000 against liability insurer for bad faith failure to settle.
  • Fisher v. Fidelity National Property and Casualty Co., Denver County, CO, Apr. 2009, $2,200,000 jury verdict against liability insurer that failed to defend lawsuit.
  • Hoffman, et al. v. Allstate Ins. Co., Douglas County, Colorado, May 2007, jury verdict worth in excess of $600,000 against property insurer.
  • Estate of Emilio DeHerrera v. State Farm, Denver District Court, Colorado, Apr. 2007, jury verdict in excess of $1,000,000 against liability insurer for bad faith failure to settle.
  • Trimble v. Farmers Ins. Group Inc., Jefferson County District Court, Colorado. Appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court established the tort of bad faith breach of insurance contract. Allows an insured to bring an action against his/her liability insurers for damages in excess of policy benefits for unreasonable handling of suits against an insured.
  • Beef Partnership Inc. v. Miller's Mutual Insurance Co., Denver County District Court, Colorado. Jury verdict in the amount of $923,000, plus an additional $700,000 in attorney's fees and costs on behalf of an owner for bad faith breach of insurance contract.
  • Murphy v. Royal Maccabees Insurance Co., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Jury verdict in the amount of $3,000,000 for bad faith breach of disability insurance contract.
  • Lips v. American Cmty. Mut. Ins. Co., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Jury verdict in the amount of $600,000 for bad faith breach of health insurance policy.
  • Hall v. UNUM Provident Life Insurance Co., U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Judgment entered in favor of insured on breach of contract claim for wrongfully refusing to pay disability benefits.
  • Smith v. American Family Ins. Co., Jefferson County District Court, Colorado. Judgment in the amount of $319,771, entered after jury verdict for bad faith breach of her homeowners policy and violation of Colorado Consumer Protection Act.
  • Royal Maccabees Life Ins. Co. v. Choren, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Jury verdict in the amount of $425,000 in damages and preservation of future stream of benefits several times this amount for bad faith in handling his disability claim.
  • David Woodard v. Quality Choice Foods, LLC, Boulder County District Court, Colorado. Jury verdict in the amount of $1,932,000, plus $450,000 in attorneys' fees for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act in defendants' wrongful conduct in bringing BBQ Rib product to market.

Some Significant Settlements and Arbitration Awards:

  • $1.75 million settlement in failure to defend construction defect lawsuit
  • $1.5 million settlement in failure to pay $50,000 in liability limits on auto policy
  • $3 million settlement in failure to defend class action lawsuit
  • $1.75 million settlement in failure to settle liability claim
  • $8 million settlement in failure to pay UIM benefits
  • $10.25 million settlement in failure to settle liability claim
  • $3.7 million settlement of bad faith action against property insurer
  • $2.25 million settlement of bad faith action against property insurer
  • $1.9 million settlement following confidential arbitrations of bad faith handling of auto insurance claim
  • $1.2 million settlement of bad faith handling of wrongful denial of disability claim
  • $1.9 million settlement of bad faith claims for wrongful denial of disability benefits
  • $1.25 million settlement of mild traumatic brain injury claim
  • $875,000 settlement of mild traumatic brain injury claim
  • $860,000 settlement of wrongful death claim
  • $870,000 settlement of wrongful death claim
  • $700,000 (net present value) settlement of wrongful denial of disability claim
  • $750,000 settlement of bad faith claims for failure to defend insureds
  • $750,000 settlement of brain injury claim
  • $1.3 million arbitration award for breach of title insurance policy
  • $230,000 settlement of bad faith breach of life insurance policy
  • $600,000 settlement of claims for bad faith breach of auto insurance policy
  • $350,000 settlement of claim for bad faith breach of auto insurance policy
  • $1.5 million settlement of personal injury claim
  • $1.3 million arbitration award for breach of title insurance policy
  • $1.15 million settlement of personal injury claim

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