Insurance Bad Faith Case Results
We think results speak louder than words and just a few examples of our results in insurance bad faith cases, include:
From 1996 through 1998, Arash Homampour handled a very difficult insurance disability/bad faith case in California Federal Court where his client was disabled and suffering from major depression. The client's disability carrier, New York Life, cut off his $12,000 in monthly benefits alleging he was not disabled.
Arash had to take a number of out of state depositions in a fact and document intense bad faith case, including depositions in New York (it literally was like a story straight from the Grisham novel and movie "The Rainmaker"). He aggressively pursued and obtained an unheard of preliminary injunction ordering New York Life to retroactively reinstate all past benefits and all future benefits pending trial. He then obtained a landmark ruling for his disabled client and the entire disability insurance industry when the Court found that, as a matter of law, Defendant New York Life Insurance Company (an $84 billion insurance goliath) committed bad faith and breached its disabled insured's two disability policies by unreasonably refusing to pay to its insured his total disability benefits, residual disability benefits and income purchase option benefits.
In a true "David v. Goliath" showdown, Arash defeated the insurance giant and successfully obtained partial summary judgment in Plaintiff's favor in this ground breaking bad faith action. The case then settled for a confidential sum.
In 1999, Arash Homampour handled a flood/mold/bad faith insurance case against State Farm. He was successful in convincing a Federal Court that his clients' tort claims against State Farm were not preempted under the Federal National Flood Insurance Act. Cohen v. State Farm Fire & Cas., 68 F.Supp. 2d 1151 (C.D. 1999). The case later settled for a confidential sum. A copy of the courts opinion can be found here.
In 2010, Arash Homampour settled a difficult liability insurance bad faith/failure to defend case for $7.5 million where Plaintiff obtained a default judgment against his special employer and pursued the judgment against the carrier under an assignment of rights against the carrier for the failure to defend and pay a policy limits demand.
The carrier appealed the underlying judgment and contended that the entire judgment was invalid under the workers compensation exclusivity doctrine and that it never had or breached the duty to defend.
Handling both an appeal of the underlying judgment and the second lawsuit on the bad faith claims, Arash was successful in navigating through the complex set of facts and law and forcing the insurance carrier to settle a claim it originally denied and refused to pay.
No matter the circumstances of your particular case, we are prepared to fight for your claim. Our attorneys immediately begin building your case, preserving and examining evidence for the strongest claim possible. We are accomplished trial lawyers who will take all necessary steps to obtain fair and full compensation for your injuries.
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We also can handle complex cases via attorney referral.