Insurance Defense Verdict in Week-Long Jury Trial

On Friday, July 8, 2022, Huie partners Tom Bazemore and Jimmy Brady, and associates, Hillary Fisher and Morgan Turner, secured a defense verdict for Allstate Insurance Company.  The week-long jury trial took place in the Northern District of Alabama, Jasper Division.

The lawsuit arose from damage to Plaintiffs’ residence following a storm.  Plaintiffs asserted claims for “breach of contract” and “bad faith” and sought damages in excess of $3 million.

Plaintiffs claimed that storm and a tree strike damaged their residence and its foundation.  Allstate asserted that the claim had been fully adjusted and more than adequately paid.   Additionally, Allstate produced engineers and a forensic accountant to establish the nature of the damage to the property and adequacy of payment.  Allstate proved that Plaintiffs materially misrepresented their claim to the insurance company.   After brief deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Allstate.