Settlement of Bad Faith Case Against Liability Insurer

July 2010

The firm’s client, a realtor, was sued in a groundless case by a condominium speculator arising out of a bad business decision the plaintiff made in contracting to buy a Gulf Coast condo with the plan to flip it for a profit. The client tendered the defense of the lawsuit to his E&O insurer, who wrongfully denied him the defense and coverage benefits owed under his liability insurance. Rick Hall undertook the defense of the underlying lawsuit and also sued the E&O insurer for bad faith. The Insurer settled the bad faith claim by agreeing to pay all costs to defend the underlying lawsuit and also paying the client $175,000 in settlement proceeds.

Related Practice Area: Personal Injury & Products Liability