By: Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
May 24, 2018
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Representative Jury Verdicts for William M. Shernoff
William Shernoff has been leading the fight against insurance companies on behalf of consumers for over 40 years. Below is a brief list of his representative verdicts:
- Mr. Shernoff successfully obtained a $3.7 million arbitration award for a Kosher food distributor over claims the insurance company illegally refused to pay for damages caused by a fire.
- He won a $19 million verdict for a paraplegic Marine whose insurance company overruled his treating doctor on the medical necessity of his 109-day hospital stay.
- He won a $9 million punitive award for a hairdresser who had a health policy rescinded.
- He obtained an $86.7 million insurance bad faith verdict (including $57 Million for punitive damages) on behalf of the American-Samoan government against Affiliated FM Insurance Co. involving hurricane damage.
- He won a $1.5 million bad faith verdict for a federal judge over fire loss in his home.
- Mr. Shernoff was successful in winning a $25 million punitive damages award in an insurance fraud case against a carrier that allegedly misrepresented the scope of a health insurance policy and denied benefits to a cancer victim.
- He won a $23 million insurance bad faith verdict (including $13 million punitive damages) for the owners of a hotel over the failure of its insurer to settle a personal injury case.
- He obtained an $8 million verdict in a double-indemnity insurance bad faith case involving a disputed life insurance policy provision.
- Mr. Shernoff won a $1 million verdict in punitive damages in an insurance bad faith case involving the disability claims of a truck driver who was denied coverage after being injured when his truck jackknifed.
- He successfully won a $4.5 million punitive damages verdict against an insurer who refused to pay a $48 claim for medicine and a hearing test.
- In the first bad faith case, he won a $5 million punitive damages verdict for a roofer whose disability payments had been cut off.