The Greenfield Law Firm Obtains a Cost Award of $103,939.65

September 2017

After obtaining a defense verdict in an insurance bad faith trial, Defendant filed a Memorandum of Costs to recover its costs. These costs included expert witness fees since Defendant had served a Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer on Plaintiff that Plaintiff rejected during the course of the litigation. After the hearing on Plaintiff’s Motion to Tax Costs, the court awarded Defendant costs in the amount of $103,939.65.


Ken Greenfield and Kate Greenfield Awarded Top Defense Case by the Los Angeles Daily Journal

June 9, 2017

Congratulations to Ken Greenfield and Kate Greenfield on being featured as one of the Daily Journal’s Top Defense Cases of the week.  The case was a contentious insurance bad faith matter seeking substantial punitive damages.  Ken and Kate were able to convince the jury to issue a full defense verdict.  The verdict was reached in only 2 1/2 hours.

The Greenfield Law Firm Obtains a Defense Verdict in Insurance Bad Faith Jury Trial in Los Angeles Superior Court

May 2, 2017

Kenneth Greenfield and Kate Greenfield obtained a defense verdict in an insurance bad faith trial involving the suspicious theft of an insured’s 2013 Chevy Camaro. Plaintiff insured had parked his car on a street in Los Angeles for a week while he vacationed in Palm Springs.  He gave the transponder key to his nephew to watch over the vehicle.  When he returned, the vehicle was gone.  The nephew still had the key, and there was no evidence that the car had been stolen or even towed by the police.  The insurer suspected fraud, took a lengthy period of time to fully investigate by taking various witness statements and an examination under oath of the insured, but finally paid the full value of the Camaro nearly 8 months later. Before payment was made, the insured filed suit claiming breach of contract and insurance bad faith. It was claimed that the insurance company had unreasonably delayed payment of the claim,  and had caused the insured severe emotional distress by allegedly inferring that the insured was criminally involved in the theft.

After a 10 day trial the jury deliberated for two hours and returned an 11-1 defense verdict.  Plaintiff’s  demand had been $250,000, and the defendant’s Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offer to compromise had been in the amount of $15,001.   Thus, defendant was entitled to costs in an amount in excess of $70,000.

The Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield Prevails in Los Angeles Insurance Bad Faith Jury Trial

December 10, 2014

Kenneth Greenfield prevailed at trial while representing an Insurer Defendant in an Insurance Bad Faith case. The dispute was over the amount of money the insurer had offered it’s insured in an underinsured motorist claim involving a rear end collision. $15,000 had been offered by the insurer, but the insured had demanded $85,000. The matter proceeded to UIM Arbitration, where the insured was awarded $55,000. The litigation followed.

After just one hour, the jury reached a unanimous defense verdict. As Plaintiffs failed to obtain a more favorable judgment than the $1001. Code of Civil Procedure section 998 Offer by Defendant, Defendant was entitled to recover its expert witness fees, in addition to costs. The Insurer’s memorandum of costs totaled more than $50,000.

The Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield Settles Case Against a Major Insurer and a Security Company for $500,000.00

May 23, 2013

The Law Offices of Kenneth N. Greenfield represented the Plaintiffs, who owned an apartment building which was severely vandalized. Before the vandalism, Plaintiffs hired a security company to protect the property. In addition, Plaintiffs purchased an insurance policy with a major insurance company for the apartment building. Plaintiffs alleged that the security company failed to guard the property, and as a direct result, it was vandalized, causing substantial property damage. Plaintiffs submitted a claim to their insurer, but the insurer denied the claim. Plaintiffs alleged that the denial of the claim was wrongful and in bath faith. Plaintiffs settled their case against the security company for $350,000, and their case against the insurer for $150,000, for a total of $500,000.