CASES RESOLVED

SBE Helps Obtain an $8.3 Million Class Action Settlement Against Anthem Blue Cross

SBE attorneys teamed up with Consumer Watchdog in obtaining an $8.3 million settlement on behalf of 50,000 Californians who saw their premiums jump dramatically in the middle of the year.

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SBE Wins $28.2 Million Jury Verdict Against Kaiser Permanente

Michael J. Bidart and Danica Dougherty of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP were successful in convincing a Los Angeles Superior Court jury that client Anna Rahm lost her leg as a result of Kaiser Permanente's poor treatment.

 

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SBE Completes Recovery of $10.48 Million for City of Upland

Attorneys from Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP represented the City of Upland in a bad faith lawsuit which was a follow up to the Colonies litigation.

 

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SBE wins $3.8 million verdict in Orange County

SBE successfully represented a young man whose hand was mangled in metal shop class in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

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SBE wins $2.9 million ruling in ongoing Bratz litigation

A New York federal judge ordered an insurance company to pay MGA Entertainment Inc. $2.9 million for breaching its duty to defend in a suit over its Bratz dolls.

 

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Accused of misrepresenting its own report to deny claim, AAA settles

When AAA denied the water-damage claim of a San Jose woman whose home suffered a burst water main, SBE filed suit alleging bad faith.

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After accusing 92-year-old of stealing his own car, Hartford offers settlement

In an embarrassing episode of claims-handling for Hartford, a company investigator intimated that 92-year-old Clinton Hutchison was complicit in the disappearance of his own Buick, and the company denied his claim.

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Two-year litigation over selling-price endorsement comes to close

After Scottsdale Art Factory suffered sprinkler damage to its vast showroom inventory, its insurance carrier told them that the only recovery available was reimbursement for repair, which only Art Factory itself was qualified to do. The coverage turned out to be different.

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Bakersfield jury awards $3.2 million in personal injury case

On Friday, February 3, 2014, a jury in Kern County Superior Court awarded the family of Ruben Rojas a gross verdict of $3.2 million ($2.8 million net) in a wrongful death and personal injury trial which lasted three weeks.

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Food truck case ends in settlement

SBE represented a small businessman who owned a food truck in Los Angeles. The truck burned down while it was parked in a lot overnight.

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Bakersfield jury awards $15 million in wrongful death case

A jury in Bakersfield awarded the family of Tiffany Paregien $15 million after Tiffany and her mother were killed in a hit-and-run accident by a big rig at Panama Road and Union Avenue.

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Disability case against Met Life resolved

SBE attorneys resolved the case of a New York woman who had her disability benefits cut off by her insurer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

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SBE – Changing people’s lives

In a recent insurance-bad faith matter, William Shernoff, Evangeline Grossman and Samuel Bruchey were able to help a family get a financial settlement after being denied a pay out by a life insurance company when a family member passed away.

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SBE settles claims against Progressive Insurance

SBE brought a multi-plaintiff lawsuit against Progressive Insurance Company to a successful close via a confidential settlement with the insurer.

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SBE attorneys conclude fraud case against John Hancock

SBE attorneys successfully resolved a lawsuit, brought on behalf of a Los Angeles widow, alleging fraud against the John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

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Health insurance rescission case successfully resolved

SBE attorneys reached a confidential settlement with the Celtic Life Insurance Company, resolving a lawsuit brought on behalf of a young motorcycle enthusiast who had purchased a Celtic health insurance policy.

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