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VERDICTS / SETTLEMENTS

Here are some of Rich's Results.

  • $55,155,000 verdict following month long trial holding MetLife accountable for bad faith practices in the adjustment of an automobile theft claim. To see the Lawyers USA article of May, 2009, click here.  This verdict was the second largest in Arizona in 2009.  To see the Arizona Attorney ranking, click here.
    Unfortunately for Arizona insurance consumers, in 2012 the Arizona Court of Appeals reduced the punitive damage assessment from 55 million to $155,000 based upon federal due process. Consequently, insurers who want to increase profits by cheating their insureds will be emboldened by this decision.

  • On September 30, 2013 a Maricopa jury returned a 1.5 Million verdict for Plaintiffs against American Family Insurance finding it violated its duty of good faith and fair dealing in the way it handled Plaintiffs' claim for uninsured motorist benefits.

  • Medical malpractice wrongful death settlement for six (6) figures that resulted in local hospital changing its charting procedures.

  • Holding local bar responsible under dram shop laws for over-service of alcohol to patron who later drove and caused a serious collision. (Confidential Settlement)

  • Holding chlorine manufacturer accountable for wrongful discharge of chlorine gas.  (Confidential Settlement).

  • Holding Experian accountable for release of credit information under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  (Confidential settlement).

  • Holding automobile dealer accountable for fraud in the sale of an automobile.  This case resulted in a $239,000 Decision against an Auto Nation dealership. To see the East Valley Tribune article of March 2nd, 2004 Click here.

  • Holding health insurer accountable for denial of health insurance benefits. (confidential settlement)

  • Holding Farmer’s Insurance accountable for way it handled a homeowner’s flood loss. (confidential settlement)

  • Holding State Farm responsible for its conduct in the adjustment of an Underinsured Motorist claim. (Confidential Settlement)

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