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DIAMOND WOODWORKS, INC. v. ARGONAUT INS. CO., G027949

Judgments on breach of contract, bad faith claim, and finding of liability for fraud are affirmed. Compensatory damages based on fraud and punitive damages award, which does not comport with due process under the US Supreme Court's recent decision, State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Campbell (2003) ___ U.S. ___ [123 S.Ct. 1513] must be remitted.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/13/2003
  • Published 06/13/2003

Judges

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Stevens & Carlberg, Daniel P. Stevens;  Rizio & Nelson and R. Shawn Nelson for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Horvitz & Levy, Peter Abrahams, Julie L. Woods, Encino;  Murtaugh, Miller, Meyer & Nelson and Lawrence J. DiPinto, Costa Mesa, for Defendant and Appellant.
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