Insurance Bad Faith

A discrete specialty within the area of insurance litigation, the defense of bad faith and extra-contractual claims is our specialty. We effectively limit our clients’ exposure to bad faith claims and aggressively defend those asserted against our clients. The collective experience of our attorneys and staff in the insurance industry is unmatched by any other firm in our community and allows us to say we truly understand our clients’ needs from claim handling to extra-contractual defense. Please see the following representative examples of our work in this area:

Insurance Bad Faith – In a Boulder District Court case, we obtained summary judgment on all five claims against our client in which the plaintiff sought damages related to the adjustment of a water loss complicated by mold and asbestos in her home.  The plaintiff asserted claims for breach of contract, bad faith, violation of the consumer protection act, negligence and outrageous conduct.

We obtained summary judgment on all claims against our client in an insurance bad faith case filed in Arapahoe County District Court in which the plaintiff sought in excess of $5 million in damages arising from the adjustment of a mold claim.  The plaintiff asserted claims for bad faith and outrageous conduct.

In a jury trial in Boulder involving a motor vehicle liability dispute, we obtained a defense verdict on the bad faith claim and limited the verdict on the uninsured motorist claim to $3,328.88.  The jury found that the plaintiff was 45% negligent and awarded him only a portion of the medical bills he incurred.

We obtained protective orders limiting plaintiffs’ use of video depositions of insurance client representatives to the specific litigation in which they were taken over objection by plaintiffs’ attorneys in two recent insurance bad faith cases.