The Greenfield Law Firm, following its recent reincarnation as an insurance litigation firm for the policy holder, is very pleased to report that its first plaintiff-side lawsuit to go to trial against an insurer has resulted in victory. In a first party personal property loss denial of coverage case against Liberty Insurance (one of the Liberty Mutual companies) where we were looking for the mere policy limit of $25,000 for our plaintiff renters, and where Liberty offered only $5,000 to settle, the jury came back on February 28, 2019 with a verdict for both breach of contract and insurance bad faith in the amount of $100,000. Our CCP 998 offer to compromise was for $99,998. We are now seeking recovery of more than $80,000, in costs and attorney fees.
Update: The court denied Liberty’s motions for new trial and for JNOV, and awarded our clients Costs, Attorney Fees, and Pre-Judgment Interest in the total amount of $76,024.17. The total amount now for the clients, who had only been looking for policy benefits of $25,000 but were forced to go to trial after Liberty would only offer $5,000, is $176,024.17. We are very happy to have helped these clients!