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Baron v. Fire Ins. Exch., H029830

Jury verdict against defendant-insurer finding that it intentionally concealed and misrepresented an important fact and unreasonably failed to investigate and pay a claim covered under a fire insurance policy is affirmed over claim that appointment of respondent as receiver for the insured property was void or at least invalid for purposes of recovering punitive damages.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/04/2007
  • Published 09/04/2007


  • ELIA, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Horvitz & Levy and Barry R. Levy and Andrea M. Gauthier, Hayes, Davis, Bonino, Ellingson, McLay & Scott and Mark G. Bonino and Maria S. Quintero, Redwood Shores, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Rossi, Hamerslough, Reischl & Chuck and Ronald R. Rossi, Susan R. Reischl and Samuel A. Chuck, San Jose, for Respondent.
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