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Wilson v. 21st Century Ins. Co., B180323

Summary judgment for defendant-insurer in an action for breach of contract and tortious bad faith in adjusting plaintiff-s underinsured motorist claim is reversed where triable issues of fact existed as to whether defendant failed to thoroughly investigate and evaluate plaintiff's claim, and plaintiff was entitled to additional discovery.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/30/2006
  • Published 01/31/2006

Judges

  • JOHNSON, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Hall & Bailey and Donald R. Hall, Tustin, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Horvitz & Levy, Barry R. Levy, Bradley S. Pauley, Encino;  Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith and N. David Lyons, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent.
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